David spent time out under the stars, tending to his flock and experiencing the Creation, in this setting God was speaking to David in preparation for what was ahead in David’s future.
As David enters this process of relating to God it’s by the Spirit of God that David sees beyond the seen, yet knows that the creation reveals God.
“O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!
From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength Because of Your adversaries, To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him?
Yet You have made him a little lower than God, And You crown him with glory and majesty!
You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, All sheep and oxen, And also the beasts of the field, The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth!”
In this unique experience David was granted the ability to see beyond the earthly realm and understands that God has formed man for a destiny beyond mans finite existence, a destiny that only God can bring man into, and one that God will indeed bring all of mankind into, all by the workmanship of the very hands of The One True Creator God.