Matthew 19:26 “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”
The mission to the moon of Apollo 11 was a risky proposition, far from being a sure thing. In fact, President Nixon had a speech prepared in the case of a disaster:
“Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace.
These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice.
These two men are laying down their lives in mankind’s most noble goal: the search for truth and understanding.
They will be mourned by their families and friends; they will be mourned by their nation; they will be mourned by the people of the world; they will be mourned by a Mother Earth that dared send two of her sons into the unknown.
In their exploration, they stirred the people of the world to feel as one; in their sacrifice, they bind more tightly the brotherhood of man.
In ancient days, men looked at stars and saw their heroes in the constellations.
In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood.
Others will follow, and surely find their way home. Man’s search will not be denied. But these men were the first, and they will remain the foremost in our hearts.
For every human being who looks up at the moon in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another world that is forever mankind.”
Apollo 11 was a calculated risk, and one fraught with much danger. Multiple unproven technologies had to work properly by themselves and together. All of the assumptions had to prove true and each of the worst case probabilities had to be avoided. It could be said that it was a miracle!
God doesn’t want us to take unnecessary risks in our lives, but He does want us to trust Him. Miracles take place all around us every day, big and small, and we need to appreciate the times in our lives when things work properly, when our assumptions prove true, and when worst case probabilities are avoided.
PLEASE PRAY WITH THANKFULNESS FOR GOD’S MIRACLES IN OUR LIVES, BIG AND SMALL. Through God’s power and via His miracles, all things are possible.