Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite.

 The Soviet Union launched it into Earth orbit on October 4th 1957.

 I was 18 years old when that happened.

 Our family watched the night skies after the launch , to get a glimpse of sputnik as it passed over head.

Many of our neighbors, said its launching was sure to bring change to our world, little did they know just how much.

Today almost every nation has its fleet of satellites circling the globe, for weather, military, and communication reasons.

Everything from cell phones, to GPS systems rely on satellites to function and provide us with the modern  communications systems we have today.

America joined the Soviets in outer space exploration in 1961.

Launching space capsules with astronauts of their own.

And  soon a joint venture was  made between them to build a space station.

 American ships and helicopters were used to recover the astronauts space capsules which parachuted into the sea.

I often thought as I watched those scenes on our Black and white television, how much like God the operation was.

How that God hovers over the entire world, seeking to pluck from sin those who are in danger of drowning in it.

He tosses out a line to all who are in trouble, some will grab on to His line and be saved, while others will ignore the line, believing they are not in any danger.

Tragically they are lost, not because God rejected them, but because they rejected His offer, to rescue them.

Been a long time since I gazed the starry  nights to view Sputnik and a long way back  to when I was rescued from sin by God.
Today as I rewind the clock to the launch of Sputnik and when I got saved  I'm most grateful to have been a part of these two  great events.

Until Next,  God Bless.

Coleman Schell


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