Emmaus Lutheran Church - LCMS

Pastor David W. Kern
Worship Service: Sundays at 10 A.M.
Sunday School and Bible Class: Sundays at 9 A.M.

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,

I was remiss in providing timely input for the newsletter, causing it to be published late. My apology for its tardiness.

One of the activities our family undertook while on vacations was spending the day at Kennedy Space Center, where we had opportunity to view not only the various pieces of equipage that took our astronauts into space, but also pictures of that which they saw during their travels to and from. This gave me pause to think of a book that I have in my office. While I have many theological books on my shelves, one book not on that subject lends perhaps more to the topic of God's creation than any other of my books, as it testifies to His existence and proclaims His glory. While the Bible does much to deliver God's very Word, from the beginning, Colonel Jeffrey Williams, spent a six-month period at the international space station, working on hundreds of experiments while suspended in microgravity.

But perhaps his best experiences come, as he demonstrates in vivid pictures, as he viewed through the windows of the space station. He recounts those lessons, "about the meticulous goodness of divine providence, God's care for His creation, and His wisdom in ordering the universe."

During our visit to the Kennedy Space Center, we realized the numbers of people involved with the space program, well beyond those actually traveling into space. We were reminded that some had lost their lives. But of all those who were involved, there was a profound sense of faith in what they were doing.

Jeffrey Williams recalls that King David wrote Psalm 8, thinking of peering into the night sky as a youth tending his father's flocks at night. "O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth! You have set Your glory above the heavens…When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that You are mindful of him?" (Psalm 8:1, 3-4).

Should you wish to view this book, The Work of His Hands: A View of God's Creation from Space, I would be happy to lend it to you.

In His grace,

Pastor Kern

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