Defy Gravity.

Posted: October 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Buzz Aldrin is one of my heroes.

For starters he has a super cool nickname…Buzz! His real name is Edwin Eugene, so Buzz was clearly a upgrade. One of my favorite characters from my second favorite movie was named after him, Buzz Lightyear. That alone makes him matter to infinity and beyond. But, wait there’s more…

Buzz defied gravity!

That’s right…

He walked on the moon!!

Buzz Aldrin was the second human being to EVER step on the moon in 1969. (Neil Armstrong was first)

But, wait there’s more…

That’s not all that Buzz did on the moon…

He might have been the second person to walk on the moon, BUT, he WAS the first person to pee on the moon! (Blame it on my middle school mindset, but I think that is pretty awesome!) I like to think he wrote his name, because that’s what I would have tried to do, I don’t even know if that’s scientifically possible.The point is he left his mark!

But, wait there’s more…

That’s not all that Buzz did on the moon…

As you can see from the picture, Buzz took the first space selfie!!

But, wait there’s more…

That’s not all that Buzz did on the moon…

Before anything else, Buzz Aldrin took communion on the surface of the moon.

Yup, it’s true…

Just a few minutes after touching down on the surface of the moon, Aldrin made the following public statement:

“This is the LM pilot. I’d like to take this opportunity to ask every person listening in, whoever and wherever they may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours and to give thanks in his or her own way.”

He then shut off the radio and right there, on a magnificently desolate rock, 250,000 miles from home, he took communion. Rather than revel, he remembered.

Here is his story of what happened:

“In the radio blackout, I opened the little plastic packages which contained the bread and the wine. I poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon, the wine slowly curled and gracefully came up the side of the cup.
Then I read the Scripture, ‘I am the vine, you are the branches. Whosoever abides in me will bring forth much fruit. Apart from me you can do nothing.’ (John 15:5)

He had accomplished the impossible, he had done the unthinkable!! And, during the biggest moment of his life, he stopped to remember that he had a traveling companion besides Neil Armstrong.

He stopped and remembered.
He acknowledged that in the impossible and the impassable he was not alone.

Every one deserves the chance to fly, to rose above the world.
But, here’s the thing…nobody defies gravity alone.
And it’s always best to travel with the one who holds the stars in his hand and created the cosmos.
Stop and remember.
In the really bad times, remember you are not alone.
In the really good times, remember you are not alone.
Don’t travel alone!
Let your travel companion take control.
Gravity can be anything that pulls us down.
It can be lies we believe, it can be labels that others put on us.
Don’t give into the pull of this world.
The darkness of this fallen planet can suck you in like a black hole.
Cares and troubles are constantly trying to weigh you down. Give them to your traveling companion. He knows what to do!
The unthinkable is only unthinkable because it’s undone.
But, someone has to be brave enough to step into the unknown.
Be brave and defy gravity!
Walk places no one else has ever tread.
Leave your mark!
Do things no one else has done.
Do the unthinkable.
Go on, space ranger, find your moon.

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