– by Mary May Larmoyeux –
July 1969 was an historic month. But not because of what was happening on Earth. That’s when history was being made approximately 230,000 miles away, on the moon.
Apollo 11 had blasted off on July 16, 1969, with astronauts Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins. Four days later they landed on the moon in the Lunar Module called the Eagle.
On July 20 Neil Armstrong became the first person to take a step on the moon. And that night my dad and I stood in the backyard of our home, looking into the sky. “See the moon, Mary,” he said, pointing high into the heavens. “A man is walking up there.”
I remember the darkness … the light of the moon … the sense of awe.
“One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind,” Armstrong said.
How amazing that mankind has the ability to reach the moon! But even more amazing is the greatness of Almighty God who made mankind, the Earth, and the heavens.
Psalm 8:3-4 says: “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?“
Do you happen to remember that day back in 1969 when the first man stepped on the moon?
Copyright © 2014, 2015 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.
Photo courtesy of NASA.
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