The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. (Ps. 19:1).
This verse kept running through my mind yesterday as I watched "Captain Kirk" (AKA William Shatner, age 90) blast into space. It was only a 10-minute flight, but he and the others in the capsule went past what is called the Karman line, just over 350,000 feet above earth. At one time in my life, I admit to being a Star Trek fan (original series, of course). I still have a few random items scattered around the house: a framed print from the series, a plate and cup, a pair of communicators, and even a Tribble.
After landing, Shatner reportedly said: "I'm so filled with emotion about what just happened. I just I hope I never recover from this. I hope that I can maintain what I feel now — I don’t want to lose it. It’s so much larger than me and life…It has to do with the enormity and the quickness and the suddenness of life and death."
So often we get stuck looking at our own little part of this world, and we fail to see the wonder and majesty of all God created. The heavens do declare the glory of God and yesterday was another reminder of God's glory.