Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | August 16, 2018

ToThe Moon & Back

“Ah, Sovereign Lord, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for You!” Jeremiah 32:17 (NIV)

In July, 1969, people all over the world were mesmerized by a great feat: American astronauts aboard the spaceship Apollo 11, namely Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, landed on the surface of the moon. Up to that day, a trip to the moon was simply something called a dream, as the moon is located approximately 238,900 miles from the earth. History books worldwide feature pictures of the Americans standing beside our beautiful red, white and blue flag, which was placed on the moon’s surface as a symbol of triumph for NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).

In a not-so-glamorous but just-as-triumphant manner, back in 1972 a little girl drew and pasted on her bedroom wall a picture of herself, standing beside a bicycle whose handlebars were somewhat backwards. Her knees, arms and hands all had “boo-boos” on them, but on her face was a rather radiant smile. Just in case you wonder, that little girl was me. And in spite of the many scrapes and bruises on my body, nothing could wipe away the excitement and pride that engulfed my being for having achieved two major events that day: riding my cousin’s bicycle down a hill, and still be alive to tell the story. You see, halfway down that hill, I realized that the handlebars were not bolted, which made them turn towards me, causing me to lose control of the bicycle and end the last few feet of my ride tumbling down on the cobblestone paved street.

What is the similarity between the astronauts and me? We all faced some challenges during our journeys, but we all made it out alive and well!

If you are facing a challenge today and it feels like you are lost in space or have just been thrown from a really fast bike ride onto the hard ground, do not give up. If you remember Peter, Jesus’ disciple’s experience walking on water, you should know that he only sank when he doubted that Jesus could keep him safe throughout his experience. Trust the Lord with your troubles and you, too, will get to the other side.

“We love you, Lord. To the moon and back. Always.”

For His Glory

Luska Natali
TRBC Women’s Life

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