A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM THE MOON
50 years ago this Christmas Eve in the year 1968 the world was glued to its TV screens. Many watched in black & white but it didn't matter because the wonder was the message that was being beamed in from the far side of the moon where Apollo 8 and it's crew were orbiting the moon and witnessing for the first time planet earth it all it's beauty and glory!
What do you think they said? "We are amazed at what the BIG BANG has produced!" "We are amazed at how evolution has produced such a beautiful planet and the earthrise is just a reminder of the wonder of science!"
No! None of these things came to their minds. The world was treated to far more sublime words from Outer Space that match the majesty of what they saw!
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good."
In fact these words originated from farther away than the moon! They came from Heaven - the first ten verses of the first chapter in the Bible. Genesis one goes on to describe that the God who created the sun made another light to rule the night!
I wonder as you come to Christmas Eve 2018 are you swimming in the hopeless ugly darkness of evolution and giving the credit and glory of our universe to something that could never produce one atom or breath of life. Are you giving glory to engineers because they have managed to get a few sheets of metal into the air when really they are trying to replicate what God created when He made the Eagle able to soar for 3 hours without flapping its wings and no engine! My friend it's time this Christmas you woke up to the truth! Telescope after telescope has been defeated in trying to measure the vastness of our universe! The crew of Apollo 8 recognised that deep within every human soul is a consciousness of the Creator God. We have rebelled against Him and gone our own way. God calls that sin. But despite our rebellion God sent into this world His unique Son - Jesus Christ to pay the penalty for our sins so that we could be forgiven. He was unique because He could not sin and therefore was an acceptable sacrifice to God for our sins! What a sad world we live in - ruined by our greed and selfishness that refuses to believe that there is nothing more than us and that we can sort it all! Get a look at the world through the eyes of Almighty God and understand why His beloved Son gave Himself upon the cross! We cannot come to God any other way! If we die in our sins Jesus Christ warned we would face the awful wrath and judgment of a Holy God upon sin. He must judge sin or He is not just! The choice is yours, forgiveness of sins through Jesus Christ or punishment for your sins in Hell eternally. Why you say would a loving God send anyone there. The answer is He doesn't you are already been taken there because Satan has blinded you and God wants to save you! Paul said "The Son of God He loved me and gave Himself for me." Today if you repent and place your faith in Jesus Christ God will forgive your sins and you will appreciate what the crew of Apollo 8 appreciated - The glory of God. Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth!