Pastor's Blog

Sunday, August 4, 2019

  

On July 20, 1969, after the Eagle lunar lander touched down on the surface of the moon, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin pulled out a wafer that was in a plastic packet and a small flask of  wine, along with a small silver cup provided by his church, which he kept in his "personal-preference kit," He then activated his radio,  “Houston, this is Eagle. This is the LM pilot,” Aldrin said, “I would like to take this opportunity to ask every person listening in, whoever and wherever they may be to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours and to give thanks in his or her own way." NASA had asked Aldrin not to read any Scripture aloud for fear of legal repercussions, so he silently read from John 15:5, which he penned on a 3-by-5-inch notecard: “As Jesus said: I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, and I in Him, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me.” At the end of the mission Aldrin read aloud a second verse, from the Old Testament, he scrawled on the same notecard, Psalm 8: 3-4: "When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou has ordained; What is man that thou art mindful of him? And the Son of Man, that thou visitest Him?"  In an interview a year later, Aldrin recalled his reasoning, "I wondered if it might be possible to take communion on the moon,"  he said, "symbolizing the thought that  God was revealing Himself there, too, as man reached out into the  universe. For there are many of us in the NASA program who do trust that  what we are doing is part of God’s eternal plan for man."  Where ever you may be, God is there. He has a plan for your life. Join us and let's discover together God's plan for our lives. 

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