It’s not rocket science

This is the post I was originally planning on posting today, when the Henpecked post began flowing through me first. (Gotta take those teaching moments when they arise.) So please enjoy this one too!

I remember exactly where I was on July 20, 1969. We were all gathered in the living room of my Aunt Carol, because she had a color television set. All the rest of the family only had black and white sets. This was too important to watch on a black and white set. When the Apollo astronauts landed on the moon, Neil Armstrong was the first man to step on the moon, but before that happened, something of much great significance occurred.

Buzz Aldrin took communion, in the capsule, on the moon!

I’ve been listening to Pastor Levi Lusko’s series, Last Supper on the Moon, and once again I am blown away by the awesomeness of God!

Let me back up just a bit and start from the beginning. NASA, or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, was founded in 1958 and is an independent agency of the U.S. Government that is responsible for the civil space program, aeronautics research, and space research.

On September 3rd, 2022, NASA attempted to launch an unmanned rocket to the moon, the Artemis 1 SLS rocket. They had issues, so rescheduled it for another day. Due to fuel leaks, they postponed and worked on repairing and refueling the 32 foot story booster engine for the rocket on Sept. 21st. The next attempt for launch is Sept. 27th. Apparently, it is rocket science!

Normally when someone says, “Hey, it’s not rocket science” they are trying to say that they do not think it is actually that hard or difficult to understand.

Which is why my jaw hit the floor, the mike dropped, I got goosebumps on my goosebumps when Pastor Levi said that the word nasa in Hebrew means to lift, carry and take! I mean NASA is working on the jet propulsion that will lift, carry and take the Artemis 1 into space and to the moon.

Coincidence? I don’t know. I could not find any connection to it on NASA’s website. But it connects for me. The best example of nasa is Jesus.

He was lifted up on the cross to defeat death and carry our burdens, and take away our sins!

Strongs Concordance (5375) has these as the meanings for nasa:
— accept, advance, arise, (able to, (armor), suffer to) bear(-er, up), bring (forth), burn, carry (away), cast, contain, desire, ease, exact, exalt (self), extol, fetch, forgive, furnish, further, give, go on, help, high, hold up, lift up, lofty, magnify, needs, obtain, pardon, raise (up), receive, regard, respect, set (up), spare, stir up, take (away, up), utterly, wear, yield.

Sounds completely like Jesus to me!

So the next time someone says, “Hey, it’s not rocket science” you can confidently know in your heart that it’s not. Jesus did (and does) all the difficult work, and all we have to do is accept it and He will carry our burdens and lift us up!

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