On the 7th day God rest. I know a friend of mine probably has an answer, but why did God need a day of rest? He is God after all. And if our day of rest is Sunday, why is it the first day on the calendar? Different cultures and religions have it different though.
I know the Romans and religions have a lot to do with it. And does it really matter?
I grew up in Union, Missouri with a population of about 5,000 in 1969. I remember that historic lunar landing and watching Neil Armstrong step foot on the moon’s surface. It was pretty exciting for a 16 year old about to turn 17 and begin his senior year in high school.
I worked part time in the evening and on week-ends at a teen-center, which was only 3 blocks from our house. The center had a lounge with a sofa, a couple of chairs and most importantly for THAT night a T.V. There were only a few teens in the center, we all gathered in the lounge to watch the astronauts work their magic and become national if not worldly heroes. There is a lot I remember. I was sitting in the middle of the sofa, with a friend on each side. There was also this smart ass that lived a couple of blocks from me that always tried pushing my buttons. I always ignored him as there is no honor in popping the mouth of an idiot a couple of years younger……..until now. More on that later, hey it’s part of what I remember.
When Armstrong made that first step on the moon and made that now famous declaration (which I don’t even need to repeat) you could hear a pin drop. It was the quietest I ever heard the teen center. All of us watched with amazement. It really was happening, just as John F. Kennedy had challenged us to do. I also remember Kennedy’s speech that pushed America to explore and achieve beyond what was thought to be impossible.
It was a wonderful moment, the landing and first steps, we all shared the time “together”, everyone enjoyed the history being made before our eyes. Then that smart ass, as a smart ass must do, tried to ruin it. This jerk, yeah the one that was always trying to intimidate me, had to find my breaking point. He knew I wouldn’t get sucked in to his smart mouth, I wasn’t like him. As I said “There is no honor at that age to pop someone in the mouth younger than you.” Well, he finally made a mistake, he struck first. As I was watching T.V. from the sofa, the punk got up from his chair walked in front of me and stomped on my foot. I took that foot and kicked him in the butt as he passed by. Oh, but he immediately returned, while I am sitting he came up and slapped me in the face. That was it, the moment he must have been waiting for. He obviously did not expect my reaction, I forgot about worrying about what was honorable. I rose from the sofa, walked towards him and punched below his right eye, knocking him completely out of the lounge. Now, the lounge door was near the entrance door to the center. There was a big picture window in front next to the entrance (the center was previously a furniture store). In front of the picture window on the inside was a wooden railing, inner fence of sort. The boy, the punk, sailed out of the lounge, through the rail and nearly reached the window. I was actually for a second gasping I may have put him through the glass. He got up, slowly, looked at me in horror and ran out the door. He ran the two blocks to home. About 15 minutes later his older, bigger brother came to pay me a visit. I never got to speak with him, the other teens in the center this magical night informed big brother what happened. His response was “So he got what was coming?” Yep! Younger or not, the child needed a lesson. I gave him one.
On this date fifty years ago, the first men landed on the Moon. I really should have written something in advance the anniversary of one of the most important events in human history, but I have been busy and the date almost slipped past me. I could have written something profound, but I’m afraid this will have to do.
The only thing I really have to say on this anniversary of the first Moon landing is this; why did we stop going to the Moon? Why wasn’t the Apollo program followed up with bases on the Moon, sending men to Mars and the other planets and a long-term commitment to manned space exploration? It is as if we reached the Moon, won the space race with the Soviet Union, and then gave up. We’ve had the space shuttle, but that was just running in place. Private industries could have taken…
We are not used to such low numbers! There are negatives galore! -6, -8…….. What is going on? It’s the weather! The weather thus far has be unusually good for The Open (The British Open, ………. this is why it should only be referred to as THE OPEN).
We need some wind, more rain……..colder conditions. Raise those scores! Have fun gents. Some of the older boys may find it difficult though, Tiger’s bones need hot weather.
Okay, maybe it was a bit too early upon my rise and shine to post an article before it was ready or edited. I apologize to the few followers/readers and to those that stumbled upon my post about how government’s role is mentioned in the Bible (specifically the UN). I launched my post a wee bit premature. I have edited it since some of you viewed or possibly actually read it. I had some grammar errors that were awkward to say the least.
Forgive me, I am still a work in progress. Or is it process?
A thought (I know right, I do occasionally have one) upon waking this morning: does the Bible address governing bodies of the world? I know it speaks of nations and regions, especially at war with one another. But, are we given direction or guidance if you will by the Bible as far as who and how we are to be or should be ruled here on earth? If I were a biblical scholar I suppose I would know the answer. So, I googled it! One of the first articles, which is only someone’s opinion or interpretation of the Bible, came up. The article caught my eye, probably because I believe the UN is worthless and it’s headquarters should be booted out of the United States.
I am going to do a bit more research on this now that it has my interest. Therefore, I will probably post a few of the more interesting articles I find. I also find it fascinating I would begin with an article on government’s role during end-times. Another question, what does the Bible say about illegal immigration?
Below this black blob, see the link. I couldn’t rid of this thing.
See the link below. ps://www.gotquestions.org/United-Nations-end-times.html