Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Forty Years ago this Week

I received this in an email today from a friend,

In one of the greatest events and achievements of all time, the Apollo 8 spacecraft left Earth's orbit and headed for the Moon on Dec 21, 1968. This was the first time humans had left the bounds of Earth and headed for another heavenly body.

On Dec 24, 1968 astronauts William Anders, Frank Borman, and Jim Lovell were the first human beings to view earth from the Moon's orbit. Many of us will remember that they sent a special message to the rest of us on Earth which was televised to the largest TV audience in history....over a billion people. The astronauts read from Genesis 1...'In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth...'

The Apollo 8 mission is considered to be the most flawless mission in NASA history.

This Christmas, think of all of the blessings you have received over the course of your life....this was certainly one of them.

Here's the actual video (I still get goose-bumps, and a tad weepy watching it),



Blogger Ken Abbott said...

I know the feeling. This may be a bit artificial, but I have the same experience watching the episode "1968" from the HBO series From the Earth to the Moon. That first shot of earthrise over the lunar surface gives me chills every time.

Merry Christmas, Fred. By the way, my thanks to you for your material on KJV Onlyism. I relied heavily on it for a two-part adult Sunday school class I recently taught. The students found it quite valuable.

4:23 PM, December 25, 2008  

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