One Giant Leap

The true light … was coming into the world.
                                     —John 1:9

July 20, 1969, is etched in history: the day Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the moon. More than 600 million people watched as Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on that orb of night.

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” said Armstrong.


But a baby step compared to the giant leap two thousand years earlier by the one who hung the moon in space; a vault all the way from heaven to earth. The day God became human.

The day of the moon landing President Nixon said, “All humanity is one in their pride.”

Certainly there was justifiable human pride in the achievement.

But pride is eclipsed by humility when we ponder the day when “Heaven came down and glory filled my soul.”

He came once to save you.
He’s coming once more to take you home.

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