3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
   the moon and the stars that you have established;

4 what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
   mortals that you care for them?

How does HP know that God is “mindful” of human beings? What does it mean to say that God cares for “mortals”?

Are these just positive projections on the part of HP similar to the negative projections of anger, wrath and vengeance that he so often seems to impose upon God? Is this just wishful thinking, or HP’s vain effort to affirm his sense of significance in the face of a meaningless uncaring universe? Or is it possible that, like the negative expressions about God, this positive feeling that there is at the heart of life a Being for whom human beings are deeply valued actually does correspond to a lived reality in HP’s experience?

Do I feel valued and cared for by life?

When I stop for a moment and contemplate the majesty of God’s creation something deep inside me opens to a sense that life is reliable and that my presence here is not merely an arbitrary meaningless accident. In my deepest experience of life, I feel that my circumstances, even when they may be uncomfortable and painful, aim to bring about the flourishing of life. Life supports life.

HP identifies this sense of life’s reliability as God being “mindful” of him. It feels like being cared for.

How do I sense that God is “mindful” of me? What dangers might there by in this attitude?

Lord help me to find healthy ways to sense the true, deep, inner affirmation of my being as your child.