Saturday, July 20, 2019

Of course I remember....

...watching the Moon Landing, on black-and-white TV and with my brother setting up a camera in front of the screen to record this moment of history.

Did you know that the first  written words read on the moon were the words of Christ? And the first food consumed was Communion?

When Buzz Aldrin, who was an ordained Presbyterian minister,  stood  with Neil Armstrong on the surface of the moon, he had brought  a wafer and wine from his church with him, and as Armstrong stood alongside, he read silently from the Gospel of St John "Jesus said: I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, and I in Him, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me."

 Then, as he later recalled: "I poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon, the wine curled slowly and gracefully up the side of the cup. It was interesting to think that the very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the first food eaten there, were communion elements."

You can read more about this here.

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