Today finds Norma Jean and me on Florida’s Space Coast, Cape Canaveral, where I will be preaching for the North Courtenay Church in Merritt Island.
Outer space has always held a special kind of fascination for the human mind. As a kid, I recall the scientific-fiction shows of the 1950s. Commando Cody. Space Patrol. Buck Rogers. Flash Gordon. What was then fantasy, soon became “the new frontier” as promoted by President John F. Kennedy in the 1960s. Space exploration has become reality in our lifetime.
I also recall some preachers going out of a limb, saying man would never reach the moon. After all, if God wanted us there, he would have provided a way. Of course, we did. Because He did. It’s called the immutable laws of the universe and the imagination and intelligence God’s placed within humankind. With the ability to think, solve problems, develop solutions, and dream of reaching the unreachable star, space exploration is now something that’s not only engaged in by our government but also private enterprise.
The Psalmist recognized God’s creative power plus the genius he placed within mankind
3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
4 What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?
5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels,
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,
7 All sheep and oxen —
Even the beasts of the field,
8 The birds of the air,
And the fish of the sea
That pass through the paths of the seas.
Today, in local communities all across the country and the world, Christians come together to worship the God of the universe. The One who made the world and everything in it. Our solar system. The sun. The moon. The stars. The planets. And the innumerable galaxies beyond our own Milky Way galaxy.
Remember we serve a mighty God. One worthy of our worship, praise, and adoration. And One whose power could not only speak the world into existence but can provide for our every need. Protect us from the evil one. And offer peace in a chaotic culture.
Don’t worry. Whatever problems, challenges, or concerns you face, the Creator of the cosmos is big enough to help you solve them. Plus He has “planted eternity in the human heart” to envision by faith a home beyond our view or our explorations of space.
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman