When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you have established;
what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
mortals that you care for them?
Yet you have made them a little lower than God,
and crowned them with glory and honor.
God has crowned us with glory and honor. The psalmists proclaimed we “have” been crowned. It isn’t that we “might” be crowned, or possibly if you’re good, or only if you’re a certain blood type. We have been crowned, all of us — your parents, siblings, next-door-neighbors, co-workers, everyone. Yet, I think many of us often take this “crown” off. Are we afraid of what it may require of us? Are we scared we’ll disappoint God? Do we not want to take the responsibility of honor? It might be a different answer for everyone. But if God the Creator, decided to crown us with glory and honor, I don’t think it is something we can remove. This crowning was created to be the best parts in each of us. In everyone we meet, we would do well to remind, encourage, nurture, and respect these magnificent “crowns.”