NASA finds missing day
Falling only a week before Valentine’s Day, the theme of the February Squeeze Breakfast Club was “Love your neighbour.” Handicrafts majored on that, and ranged from Promise Boxes, making heart shaped sweets, sewing heart-shaped lavender bags and making friendship cards.
NASA scientists plotting the tracks of sun, moon and planets in 100 and 1,000 years from now, to avoid satellites crashing into them, ran into a problem. The computer could not complete the task because there was a day missing from the past. A Christian on the team drew attention to the book of Joshua, ch10, verses 8, 12 and 13; where Joshua calls on the Lord to halt the sun and moon. Verse 13 states, “So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and the moon stayed, ….about [approximately] a whole day “ But the missing time from Joshua’s era accounted for only 23 hours and 20 minutes.
Then the Christian turned to 2 Kings 20 vv 9-11 where Hezekiah asked for proof that he would not die. Do you want the shadow on the sundial to go forward ten degrees, or backward, asked the prophet Isaiah? He chose backward. “Isaiah spoke to the Lord, and the shadow went back ten degrees,” thus providing the extra 40 minutes to make up the missing day.
After this gem from the internet, Pastor Jim Beveridge turned those at the Squeeze Breakfast Club to First Corinthians ch.13, to show what love is – patient, kind, always protects, trusts, hopes, perseveres and never fails. And finally to the ultimate Love, John ch3, v16., “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Have you, will you, receive God’s love, the Gift of Jesus, this Valentine’s Day?”
Next Squeeze for all ages at the Village Hall on Sunday 7th March, 10am-12 noon.