This week in chapel, Dr. John Hilber shared a video that compared the size of earth to the rest of the universe, which depicted how great and vast the universe is and how small we as individual human beings truly are. Dr. Hilber preached from the Scripture Psalm 8, which emphasizes “Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name.” In verse 5, we are reminded that despite how small and insignificant we as humans are, God has crowned us with glory and honor, which are mighty words used to describe who God is. The Lord has created man and woman after His image, which means that we as human beings are physical representatives of God.

Dr. Hilber led the group in a spiritual formation exercise, and he asked students to reflect in groups on the question, “What does it mean for you to partner with God to manage chaos in your spheres of life?”

Listen to the full sermon below.


Dr. John Hilber currently serves as professor of Old Testament at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and hold a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary as well as a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He recently returned to GRTS after a one-year sabbatical at the Henry Center of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he studied issues related to reading Genesis in an age of science. He has been married to Charlotte for nearly 37 years and they have one adult daughter.