Successful Mission


Fifty years ago this month the Apollo 11 lunar landing completed a successful mission to the moon. As Neil Armstrong said, one giant leap. Perhaps like me you watched the historic event on a black and white television.

Recently, I watched a real-time successful Space X launch on my phone. Quite a change from a black and white tv, wouldn’t you say?

In this successful Space X mission sixty satellites launched from a Falcon Heavy rocket into the blackness of space. The satellites left the rocket in a pack. Then one by one, dispersed on their individual mission. Fascinated, I watched as each of those tiny spots of light left the rocket and floated off into darkness.

While I watched those sixty satellites head out on their pre-determined mission, I thought of the words Christ spoke to his eleven remaining disciples before he returned to heaven following his resurrection.

The eleven received their commission together. Then one by one each Bearer of Light dispersed on his individual mission to spread the Good News throughout the whole world.

I’d have to say they completed a successful mission, wouldn’t you?

As Bearers of the Light of Jesus, followers of Christ are given the same mission today.  I wonder, how are we doing with that?

Did you watch Apollo 11 launch or see Neil Armstrong walk on the moon? Pilot’s dad was part of the Apollo launch team that day. Pilot and his family watched the launch first hand.

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Jesus drew near and said to them, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 (GNT)

I wish you well.


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4 thoughts on “Successful Mission

  1. I remember my father, mother, sister, brother and I all huddled around our little black and white television set and we watched as Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. Great memories!


  2. You and our family had just been visiting us in Panama. I had been working at the Armed Forces Radio and Television Station (AFRTS) for just a week when they landed on the moon. To be part of the TV station’s broadcast of the landing and steps onto the moon made it extra special.


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