What a missed opportunity it would be to spend hours marveling at humanity’s advancements and overlook Jesus.
- Posted on Jul 10, 2018
Since everything here today might well be gone tomorrow, do you see how essential it is to live a holy life? Daily expect the Day of God, eager for its arrival. The galaxies will burn up and the elements melt down that day—but we’ll hardly notice. We’ll be looking the other way, ready for the promised new heavens and the promised new earth, all landscaped with righteousness. 2 Peter 3:11–13 (MSG)
My family visited the Kennedy Space Center and had the rare opportunity to watch an Atlas V reconnaissance rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. From our viewing site, we could feel the rumble of 1.5 million pounds of thrust that would carry the rocket to its orbit 22,000 miles over the equator.
The launch simulator showed us what that much force feels like. We saw the Space Shuttle Atlantis up close and read about its many missions and the millions of miles it traveled. In a word, it was awesome. Or maybe awe-inspiring.
While I was there, I wondered how many other people were seeing Jesus, Lord of the Universe, behind it all. What a missed opportunity it would be to spend hours marveling at humanity’s advancements into space but to overlook Jesus, the One who died and rose to save us and to give us eternal life—life that extends limitlessly beyond what we humans could ever discover ourselves.
Today’s Scripture reminds me that everything we see is temporary and, as remarkable as this world is, the Redeemer’s glory is so much greater.
Faith Step: Spend part of an evening gazing at the night sky. Ask Jesus to reveal more of Himself to you as you look for Him in the world.