Space Station Oblivion

Last night I stood in the dark on a small hill at Lake Arlington with my daughter Lacey and watched as the International Space Station came into view at 7:47PM in the South-west sky. It was visible for about 5 minutes until its unrelenting orbit carried it out of sight into the eastern horizon. It was pretty amazing.

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As we stood in the chilly night air waiting for its arrival Lacey commented on all the people going by (in cars, jogging around the lake, riding bikes, etc.) that were completely oblivious to what they were about to miss. It was just another night to them – something unusual and amazing was happening right over their heads – all they had to do was look up.

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I would have never known about this astronomical event myself, had not my daughter Emily sent me an email earlier in the day with all the details. I was really glad she let me know – I enjoyed seeing the ISS go by. Pity the poor folks who missed it simply because know one told them about it!

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All this made me think about the amazing love of God found in the person of Christ. How many of our family, friends, classmates and co-workers have never responded to the love of God simply because they’ve never been told? Probably more than what we think. God is so close to them – yet so far. If only they would look up.

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May we care enough to let them know.

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Peace,
?Dave

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P.S. As we approach Holy Week I hope we at ACC will take advantage of some events happening here and extend invitations to unchurched friends and acquaintances. April 5 at 5PM – Passover Seder Dinner / April 10, Good Friday at 7PM – showing of the movie: The Passion of the Christ (not suitable for children) / Easter Sunday, April 12 – Celebration Services at our usual times of 9AM and 10:30AM. Check out our website for more details: www.acchurch.org.

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