We remember Neil Armstrong’s famous words, “One small step for man, One giant leap for mankind.” But who remembers Astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s words?
Mission Control in Houston had scheduled a quiet time for the 2-man crew to rest after the lunar module landed to prepare for their extra-vehicular activities on the moon’s surface. During these hours Aldrin carried out his own plan. With a wafer of bread and a small amount of wine from a sealed plastic container, he privately celebrated the Lord’s Supper – on the moon.
From a handwritten 3x5 card, Aldrin repeated the words of Jesus, “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, and I in him, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me.” Astronaut Aldrin then partook of the wafer and the wine . . . paused for a moment, and then offered a private prayer for the task at hand and the opportunity he had been given. Neil Armstrong, the only human witness, watched respectfully.
Reflecting on his communion observance on the moon, Aldrin explained, “I could think of no better way to acknowledge the enormity of the Apollo 11 experience than by giving thanks to God.”
Psalm 139:6-12 This is too glorious, too wonderful to believe! I can never be lost to your Spirit! I can never get away from my God! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the place of the death, you are there. If I ride the morning winds to the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, your strength will support me. If I try to hide in the darkness, the night becomes light around me. For even darkness cannot hide from God; to you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are both alike to you.
So today at 10:59, Lord we give You thanks for giving us Your Body and Your Blood so that we can take these elements in remembrance of You. Thank You for our salvation. We give thanks for allowing us to be witnesses to the many miracles that have taken place in this world. We pray that we may be used by You today for Your heavenly purpose to bring about miracles for others. Amen.
Have a Miracle Day.
Victory is Ours Already!
(Thank you for this wonderful share, Timothy)