Thirty years ago yesterday, January 28, the Challenger explosion happened. The NASA family lost seven of its own on the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, when a booster engine failed, causing the Shuttle Challenger to break apart just 73 seconds after launch over Cape Canaveral, Florida. America watched in horror as the Challenger exploded.
7 people lost their lives, only one was known to be saved, he was Ronald McNair.
Here are the names of the people who died during this tragic accident: Michael J. Smith, Dick Scobee, Ronald McNair; (back row) Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe (a high school teacher from Concord, New Hampshire. She was chosen to go into space in the 1985 teacher in space project. ) , Gregory Jarvis, and Judith Resnik.
NASA has many theories on why the Challenger exploded. But, one known reason is unsure. Some say that it was because it had been coldest day in the history of shuttle launches. But, main reason they are leaning towards is booster failure.
I pray each one of these people had a chance to come to know the Lord Jesus Christ before they died.
This is an example that you can’t wait to be saved! You never know when you may die. You may die right now! Do you know where you would wake up? Heaven or Hell? Never say “I’ll get saved later, or when I’m older.” How do you know that you will live that long? You don’t, only God knows. Believe in Jesus today, don’t wait.
Don’t wait to accept Jesus. You never know when God will call you home.
Psalm 118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man
Kind words are a present
To someone feeling down.
For a person who is battered and bent,
Turning smiles from a frown.
Kind words are a light.
They go a long way.
They break through the night
And brighten someone’s day.
Kind words are an image
Of our God above.
They remind us everyday
Of our Lord Jesus’ love.
Special thanks to http://www.leesbird.com for the beautiful video about God’s creation in the season, winter.
Psalm 74:17 It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.
Jeremiah 10:6 No one is like you, Lord; you are great, and your name is mighty in power.
Happy New Year! I pray all of you had a marvelous 2015!
2015, had some struggles. But, though we all had struggles God was always there with us! Protecting us, guiding us, teaching us, and loving us all the way.
Each year I make “New Years resolutions”, and I encourage you to do the same.
My resolutions are as follows:
- To pray to God more
- To read my bible more
- To trust in God more
- To be kinder to my family
- To thank God everyday for what I have
When you make resolutions, you don’t have to beat yourself up about it, if you don’t do one of your resolutions. These are just goals that you set for the upcoming year. These aren’t laws that you HAVE to follow, these are just goals that will help you draw closer to God.
I encourage you to make yourself “New Years Resolutions”, and your resolutions (if Godly resolutions) will help you draw closer to God.
I also encourage you to make a list of all the things you are thankful for, that happened in 2015.
I’m thankful for:
- Healing in 2015
- My family
- My friends
- Our house
- Food/ water
- Witnessing opportunities
And my list could go on, and on.
I hope/pray that you can take the time to write out what you are thankful for in 2015, and your New Year’s Resolutions.
May you have a blessed 2016!!!!!