July 20, 2019
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,
the moon and the stars, which thou has ordained;
What is man that thou are mindful of him?
and the son of man that thou visitest him?
(Psalm 18:3-4 KJV)
Today is the 50th anniversary the Apollo 11 lunar landing, and also Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s walk on the Moon. Many celebrations are underway remember this historic event when man first landed and walked on another celestial body.
Buzz Aldrin took Holy Communion to give thanks to God shortly after landing on the Moon. He read the words of Jesus, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)
Buzz also read Psalm 8: “You have set your glory in the heavens...When I consider the heavens, the works of your fingers, the moon and the stars which you have set in place... Who are we that you are mindful of us, human beings that you care for us?”
When you become a Christian, you are filled with God and His light resides inside of you. As believers, God has chosen and called us to be the light in a world filled with darkness. Romans 2:19 says that we are a light to those who are in darkness.
The Moon presents a direct parallel to the life of a believer. It reflects the light of the Sun, and as Christians it is our job to reflect the light of God's son, Jesus. (ref. John 1:1-12, John 3:16-21, and John 8:12) These verses refer to Jesus being the Light which came to the world.
“...It’s interesting to think that some of the first words spoken on the Moon were the words of Jesus Christ, who made the Earth and the Moon — and Who, in the immortal words of Dante, is Himself the ‘Love that moves the Sun and other stars.’”
- Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut
Blessings to you,