Last week, people celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing—July 20, 1969. What an incredible accomplishment! Astronauts traveled 240,000 miles—one way!—in three days to step on the moon. It’s amazing to think about even today! Did you know that space exploration is a blessing for our faith in Jesus? It helps us see how great our God and his love for us are. Here’s God’s promise: “As high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him” (Psalm 103:11). I bet you might feel small and insignificant today. But as far away as the moon is… God’s love for you is bigger!
We have a children’s book at our house in which a baby rabbit and a daddy rabbit talk about their love for each other. Finally, the baby rabbit looks up at the sky and makes the biggest comparison he can possibly think of: “I love you to the moon!” Know what the daddy rabbit says? “I love you to the moon and back!” God’s love for you and me is so much greater than we can possibly imagine. Jesus loves us to his cross and back! Want help thinking about God’s love? Go outside tonight and look up at the moon. “As high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him!”