Monday, July 7, 2008

The Good Old Earth

I had a profound experience viewing the discovery channel specials When We Left Earth and In the Shadow of the Moon - personal accounts and history of the astronauts who have traveled beyond our world. I was deeply moved by the witness they expressed in our creator and the reality of our minuscule place in such a grand universal picture. They all mentioned how grateful they felt when they returned to earth, the beauty, the people, the life.

While working for Disney in Florida I was able to see a shuttle launch, actually getting as close as any civilian could (Definitely among the top of my greatest life experiences). It was amazing. Feeling the heat on my face, hearing and feeling the sonic boom (when an aircraft flies at the speed of sound the air in front of it is compressed so much that it forms into a shock wave that travels out through the air and even reaches the ground), watching, gazing until I could see nothing more. Awe struck.

"By viewing the stretching cosmos, we can humbly contemplate the vastness of divine handiwork. Long before He was born at Bethlehem and became known as Jesus of Nazareth, our Savior was Jehovah. Way back then, under the direction of the Father, Christ was the Lord of the universe, who created worlds without number—of which ours is only one(Eph. 3:9; Heb. 1:2).How many planets are there in the universe with people on them? We don’t know, but we are not alone in the universe! God is not the God of only one planet!"(Elder Neal A. Maxwell-“Special Witnesses of Christ")


Rachel said...

Tell us more about working for Disney! I'd love to hear what you did...

Jared and Delia said...

Okay so this is more about your other posts since it is has been FOREVER since I checked your blog.

1. I love your new haircut! So cute!
2. I love the beach pictures. Looks like you guys had a blast.
3. How fun that you guys got out just the two of you. How easy it is to take that time for granted before the kiddos come - at least I did. Good for you guys.

You are so beautiful inside and out Sara and your family too. Thanks for the updates.

Over the moon said...

Ah Sara, I love your blog. I love reading your posts. When I read them it helps me remember who I want to be. You are a very inspiring person Sara, I admire that so much about you! I wish we still lived 6 houses down so I could just get more of that 'inspiring' feeling!

And Happy Anniversary by the way! How great that you two could get away for a night. Seth and I just received a couple nights free in St. George and the thought of leaving Emi for two days is driving me crazy. All I need, at most, is one hour of me time...but that's it! I don't really want two full days and nights! :0) Anyway, needless to say, I bet it was much needed time for you and Spencer. How fun! Tell him HI from us BYU fans up here!