Genesis 1:1 NIV
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Psalm 8:3-4 NIV
3 When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?[a]
Psalm 19:1-4 NIV
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
With the recent trips to space by billionaires Branson and Bezos, much interest has been generated in the citizenry having the opportunity to experience space travel.
When asked about the view of earth, we heard how beautiful, yet small, as it rests in the blackness of the infinite universe.
We also heard both travelers state how fragile it looks along with the atmosphere that sustains life.
When asked about experiencing no gravity and floating in the capsule, Bezos categorized it as more amazing than thought, yet it felt normal. As if we are supposed to adapt to it.
Think about the experience of viewing from above, the very small planet that we live on.
Think about viewing the handiwork and glory of our creator and God.
Compared to the vast infinite universe, it is a speck and that makes us humans micro-specks.
Consider that this small ball that we are standing on is rotating on its axis once every 24 hours. The speed at which the earth rotates is computed at approximately 1,000 miles per hour at the equator.
As it is turning, it is hurtling through space orbiting around the sun at approximately 67,000 miles per hour, completing its orbit around the sun in 365.256 days. By the way, the speed of the earth as it orbits computes to 19 miles per second.
So, we micro-specks are standing/sitting on a ball that is spinning at 1,000 mph while it is hurtling through space in its orbit at 67,000 mph.
Anyone dizzy yet?
It is easy to understand the wonder and awe that people realize when they experience space travel and the view of all that God created.
It is also easy to understand how small we are in God’s infinite universe.
The Greatest Of All Rides Into Space Is Reserved For Believers
The hope and plans of the two afore-mentioned billionaires are to make these twelve-minute trips into space affordable and available to everyone.
From polls taken, the majority of Americans seem to be ready for the opportunity, but many will never get the chance because of cost or accessibility.
However, there is good news. It is about another ride into space reserved for the children of God.
If you are a believer in Jesus Christ as your personal savior and living in accordance with His teachings, you will get the greatest ride in space known to mankind.
Luke 16:22 NIV
22 “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side…
Luke 16:22 KJV
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom…
Luke 16:22 Amplified Bible
22 Now it happened that the poor man died and his spirit was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s [a]bosom (paradise)…
The parable being told by Jesus, says the beggar died and was carried by the angels to God’s bosom, which indicates heaven.
Lazarus wasn’t “beamed up”, rocketed up, or escorted to heaven. No, the angels CARRIED his spirit/soul to God’s bosom.
As a believer, this is God’s promise to us.
When the physical body dies, our soul/spirit will get the space ride above all space rides. We will be carried by the angels to be in the presence of God.
So, I don’t know about you, but I will let everyone else who wants to ride into space on a rocket do so.
I will be quite content and comfortable letting others ride the rocket into space, knowing that the greatest of all rides into space will be mine someday.