This week, we will revisit the first moon landing on July 20, 1969, when an estimated 650 million people watched in amazement as Neil Armstrong descended a ladder towards the surface of the Moon. Do you remember where you were that Sunday? What was going on in the world? The Astronaut’s words spoken that day, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” will help us understand the Apostle’s words from Colossians 1 that the earthly Jesus has a cosmic role, too!
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers–all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Col. 1:15-17).
When we think of Jesus’ ministry we may ask, is Jesus really the One? From time to time, all of us can want some reassurance. So its not surprising that Jesus’ good friends, Mary and Martha, wondered the same thing. Jesus reminded everyone to look around at what you hear and see, “the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them” (Matthew 11:2-6). In our message this week, Mary’s devotion to Jesus is praised, compared to Martha who was preoccupied with other things (Luke 10:38-42). We may mistakenly think of Jesus as only earthly, and our daily attention is limited to our needs alone. But Jesus’ role is far larger!
Become a part of Jesus’ cosmic story this week the Red Brick Church which will enlarge our spiritual world and equip us to better understand God’s earthly and cosmic mission that includes you and me!. You’ll want to bring along a few traveling companions to worship with you.