Month 5:18, Week 3:3 (Shleshi/Bikkurim), Year 5935:132 AM|
Gregorian Calendar: Wednesday 17 August 2011
A Voyage into Infinity
Back in 2006, Baptist minister Dave Branon reminded his readers that in 1977 the USA launched a rocket into space. On board was a small craft called Voyager I, a probe that was jettisoned into space to explore the planets. After Voyager completed its mission sending back photos and data from the planet Jupiter and its neighbours, it didn't stop working. It just kept going.
"Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Messiah Yah'shua (Christ Jesus) has also laid hold of me" (Phil.3:12, NKJV).
34 years later, that tiny space craft is still going - travelling at a speed of over 38,000 miles per hour, and now it's nearly 9 billion miles from the sun. That's mind-boggling! Scientists have sent a spacecraft to the very edge of our solar system. Compared to what Yahweh has done, in creating our vast, complex and beautiful cosmos, this is, of course, puny. Indeed, relative to the Universe, each one of us is less than an ant.
And yet what we do is not at all puny and irrelevant to Him. Far from it. He is accutely aware of our every thought, feeling and action, because as our Father He is connected intimately to us. We are also, by design, connected to others, and what we do matters a great deal to them even if neither of us are always aware of it. Especially when you think that your 'mission' is over, that the best is past you, don't quit because you're still performing an important commission from Yahweh - multiplying His ahavah (love) in your corner of the Cosmos. And taken altogether, it amounts to a great deal.
Remember Voyager which, though it has completed one mission assigned to it, is still travelling. Our journey never ends - it merely continues into the infinity which is the domain of our Father in Heaven.
 Dave Branon, Beyond Amazing in Our Daily Bread (RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, March-June 2006), May 30