As I have reflected on the amazing feat of traveling to the moon and back, three things have struck me as significant–the faith of Buzz Aldrin (which you can read of here), the fact that a nation built on faith and not an atheistic nation should be the fitting discoverer, and the importance of one individual person.
The latter of these is what I write about today. We all have a job to do, and we all contribute to the aid of all others.
You certainly know the name of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon. This was the man who spoke of one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. You probably know the name of Buzz Aldrin who accompanied Armstrong in the lunar module to the moon.
Do you know the name of Michael Collins, the third astronaut on the journey? While most of us think of Aldrin and Armstrong, we give little thought to Collins. Collins missed the glory but made sure the mission was a success. Like almost every successful endeavor, there is always a person behind the scenes who makes the whole mission possible.
That was Michael Collins.
Since every successful mission must have that person, will you be that person?
We all have a job to do, and most jobs don’t come with glory. Are you willing to be selfless, humble, and devoted to the task?
Those are qualities which Scripture exalts. God desires faithfulness and devotion. He opposes the proud and exalts the humble.
What is your job to do? What can you do to seek first the kingdom of God?
There is a surprise ending for all those who seek to please God–it is that all these things that we leave behind out of devotion to God will be added to us as well.
Let us be those who serve out of love and devotion and for the glory of God alone.