The Christmas season is in full swing.  The countdown to Christmas Day has long since begun.  In all the busyness of this time of year, would you take a moment with me today to consider a reminder from the one the Scripture calls “the sweet psalmist of Israel”?  David, in his early years as a shepherd, spent a significant amount of time in the great outdoors.  He had experienced both the beauty and the harshness (remember the lion and the bear?) of nature.  No doubt he often contemplated his place in this world as he gazed up at the vastness of the heavens.  When it came to God’s creation, David was observant and thoughtful as he marveled at the majesty of the Creator.  And he was humbled by it all.  David expressed it this way in Psalm 8:3-4: “When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou visitest him?”  He was awed by the truth that the Almighty God of the universe even thought about, much less cared for, a frail mortal.  And now, 3000 years later, his words still ring true this Christmas season.  If we find ourselves on the other side of Christmas Day without being humbled and overwhelmed by the fact that God became flesh so that He could suffer and die for us…well, we haven’t really celebrated Christmas at all, have we?  As one writer put it, “O our God, since Thou hast been so mindful of us, never suffer us to be unmindful of Thee: since Thou hast shewed thy mercy in visiting and redeeming us, never let us shew ourselves unthankful for this thy visitation and redemption.”  So why not add Psalm 8 to your Luke 2 Christmas reading this year?  Think about it, “What is man….?”