Friday, April 13, 2007

Lunar Lifeboat

Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.

--James A. Lovell (Apollo 13 Astronaut)

Perhaps it's because I have studied the intricacies of the environmental processes of 'terra firma' that I also have an interest in space exploration. I'm not a NASA buff by any means, but I do read up on things that are space related. I think that by and large, our fascination with the cosmos and the desire to explore thing beyond our world, is an attempt to connect with our Creator. Something in us longs to touch the eternal. What better way than to explore the vastness of infinite space?

On this day in history, the 3 astronauts of Apollo 13, (Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, John Swigert) found themselves in a crippled space craft. During a routine maintenance check, an explosion triggered the loss of oxygen and electrical power in their command module. Returning to earth safely became their new mission.

In some ways, I feel like my body is the command module of Apollo 13. I have limited oxygen and power. However, I'm not left without a lifeboat. God gives me what I need to survive and complete my "mission" as his faithful servant.

Hi, Lauren,
Thanks once again for speaking of God's all sufficiency for your needs.
I'm in Virginia being nanny to Ella for two weeks. She's doing well. The doctor has increased her enzymes. I'll get to go with her to her visit with the CF doctor next week.
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