Thanks to Apollo8, Christmas Eve 50 years ago brought a lot of hope after a particularly difficult year in the world. Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Bobby Kennedy were assassinated, the war in Vietnam was escalating and riots had filled the streets of the U.S.. Therefore, Apollo8 attracted the largest audience ever to the TV screen to watch this message from space !
God’s sovereignty glared through the timing and location of the events of this excellent space mission, reminding us once more that He alone can bring order amidst chaos by shining his light in darkness. Its coincidence with Christmas Eve reminds us of the supremacy of Christ as described in Colossians 1:15-23 where one finds the strongest statements about the divine nature of Christ as the firstborn of all creation and the one who can reconcile us with the Father.
In awe of our creator and savior ! Suzanne Shera, M.S., Author of Lightlab