When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon, and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?~Psalm 8:3 NKJV
We look up at you for thousands of years, as we admired the beauty that shines from you. We thanked you the light that helped us see, as darkness crept in, and took over the path that we walked on.
We have written songs about you, written stories about you, and yes, even poems, and yet this never seem to be enough of a tribute to the beauty God has created when He made you.
As we looked upon you we found you to be mysterious which drew us even more. We desired to be with you.
We feel in love, as our hearts craved not only to see you, but also touch your surface, therefore on July 16, 1969 we left our home in order to visit you, who shines light into our darkness.
We reached our destination on July 20th 1969, and for the first time in the history of mankind, we touched you. Though your surface was dusty and cold, the beauty that we glimpsed in the night sky of you from back home didn’t compare to the incredible beauty we beheld the moment we first stepped upon your surface.
We had finally reached out, conquering the fear of impossibilities, and touched the one we had admired since we first laid our eyes upon you.
Copyright 2019: Man on the Moon: Ed Chappelle
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Ed Chappelle is the founder/administrator of Come to the Table Facebook ministry, a place where people of faith are encouraged to connect with others and share testimonies, articles, and prayer needs. He also administrates Soul Searching Devotions, a Facebook ministry geared to help the reader search God’s Word for answers to everyday challenges.
He is an ordained minister, holding credentials since 2010.
Ed is a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More. He is a contributing author to Love Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).
Some people say Ed’s genealogy can be traced to Noah. He and his wife Kym are known for their animal rescue ministry, Critter Care. Their “family” includes dogs, cats, birds, a guinea pig, sugar sliders, ferrets, geckos, bearded dragons, tropical fish, and a plethora of God’s creatures.
Ed served in the United States Air Force for over four years, earning the rank of Sergeant. He was eight years old when Apollo 11 went to the moon. His love for his country, the armed forces, and space exploration compelled him to write the tribute, Man on the Moon.
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