Chaplain’s Corner

Submitted by Larry Williamson

The Maker of the Moon

The Lord said, “I will be their God and they will be my people.” Jeremiah 31:33

After astronauts set the Eagle down on the Sea of Tranquility, Neil Armstrong said, “That’s one small step for man, one great leap for mankind.” He was the first human to walk on the surface of the moon. Other space travelers followed including the commander of the last Apollo mission, Gene Cema. “There I was and there you are, the earth dynamic overwhelming and I felt it was just too beautiful to happen. ” Even from their unique view in deep space these men understood their smallness in comparison to the vastness of the universe.

The prophet Jeremiah also considered the immensity of God as Center and Sustainer of the earth and beyond.”The maker of all promised to reveal Himself intimately as He offered his people love, forgiveness, and hope.” Jeremiah 31:32-34 Jeremiah affirms God’s enormity as He who “appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, our Creator and Lord Almighty will reign above all as He works to redeem all of his people. We will never finish exploring the immeasurable vastness of the heavens and depths of the earth’s foundations. But we can stand in awe at the complexity of the universe and trust the maker of the moon and everything else.