What God Sees by James Irwin, astronaut

What God Sees by James Irwin, astronaut

He hangs the earth on nothing. Job 26:7

   In his book, Rocket Men, Robert Kurson describes the turmoil of 1968 with its riots, assassinations, and political unrest. But in December that year, three astronauts flew to the moon, a quarter million miles away. No one had ever traveled farther than 853 miles into space, and the Apollo 8 mission was the most daring enterprise NASA had attempted. Peering through the window of the spacecraft, Frank Borman viewed the troubled world from a greater distance than any human in history. He thought to himself, “This must be what God sees.”

Recommended Reading: 1 Peter 1:13-15

    In a scriptural sense, we need to see our world as God does and view our own lives from an eternal perspective. We don’t have to go to the moon for that—only to the Bible. Simon Peter wrote, “With minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed” (1 Peter 1:13, NIV).

   Change the way you’re looking at your problems, your priorities, your schedule, your world. Look at life from God’s perspective, and set your hope on the grace of Christ’s return.

   The entire space achievement is put in proper perspective when one realizes that God walking on the earth is more important than man walking on the moon.