A Lesson from the Sky

I can see how it might be possible for man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say, “There is no God.” (Abraham Lincoln)

Lincoln, of course, had no real idea of how one might respond when looking down on earth from the sky. The three-man crew of the Apollo 8 mission actually read the biblical creation account as they viewed the earth from above, and Astronaut Jeffery Williams said, “To look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is, to me, impossible.”

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. . . . On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, . . . This is the account of the creation of the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1; 2:2, 4)