Psalm 8:3-4 (King James Version)
3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
As I heard the news of Neil Armstrong passing away I remembered as a 7 year old watching the moon landing at my grandma’s house.
ONE OF THE GREAT EVENTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY took place on July 20th, 1969, at exactly 4:17 P.M., EDT, when the Lunar Module "Eagle" landed on the surface of the moon. The Apollo 11 mission was the first manned mission to land on the moon. It was the 5th human spaceflight of Project Apollo and the 3rd human voyage to the moon.
The mission fulfilled President John F. Kennedy’s goal of reaching the moon by the end of the 1960s, which he expressed during a speech given before a joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961: "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth."
That goal was realized when at precisely 10:56 P.M., astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon. He was followed shortly by Buzz Aldrin. This was purported to be the most amazing achievement ever by mankind. And of course, Armstrong spoke his famous line "That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
As we stop to remember Neil Armstrong and his “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Let’s remember another leap that was even more amazing. God sent His Son, Jesus to walk on the earth. With that single leap He brought deliverance and hope for all mankind. At precisely the right time He leaped to our planet that all may live with Him forever.
Dear Lord we thank You for that day long ago that You made the leap and stepped on our Earth. We thank You for dying and raising from the dead for each one of us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.