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May 22, 2016 - Theme: A Little Lower Than God

May 22, 2016 - Theme: A Little Lower Than God

Scripture: PSALM 8                                                    

     I’ve recounted the story before, but I’m going to once again this morning.  When I was in college, I went to a talk given by a theologian named Richard R. Niebuhr, one of a family of brilliant theologians.  That evening, he showed slides of a trip he had taken down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon.  As it happened, James Taylor, the folk singer, was with Niebuhr on the trip.  And Niebuhr says that he and Taylor were lying out under the stars one evening, looking up at the magical grandness all around them.  And Niebuhr, “This makes me feel so small.”  And James Taylor said, “It makes me feel so big.”

     Many of us probably feel the way Niebuhr did.  It doesn’t