“Ten years ago the Moon was an inspiration to poets and an opportunity for lovers. Ten years from now it will be just another airport.” Emmanuel G. Mesthene.
The above quote from the noted science Professor at Rutgers U gives insight into the vastness of change during the last one hundred years. I recall my children using a phrase, usually when they were facing the possibility of more than a little talk with Dad, assuring me, “Daddy, I love you to the moon and back.” I would rejoin, “I love you too, but when your Mother finds out..”
Mark Twain borrowed from the mystery of the Moon to cover the flaws of many, especially Christians, that make a mess, with this gem;
“Even the Moon has a dark side.”
Many of the people in the generation preceding mine believed that too much exposure to moonlight caused lunacy, and the person suffering from moon madness was labeled a Lunatic. History is replete with wild tales of crazy actions by the light of the Silvery Moon. Please, no explanation.
The Moon does not change; the supposed change is only apparent. It is true that our ideas and knowledge of the moon change as we become aware of facts. Before the closing of Professor Mesthene’s life, plans were on the board for the Moon to be a launching pad to continue Earth to Space journeys.
In our time plans are made to craft spaceships with such long range that a stop on the Moon would be unnecessary. The Moon, the vast starry sky, the creation fills our minds with wonder, rightly so, but some over the ages have made the terrible mistake of worshiping the creation instead of the Creator.
Paul talked about this in Ro 1: 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man--and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,
25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. (NKJV).
Copyright © 2018 Larry Lilly
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