Recently, I watched a televised launch of a rocket delivering satellites to space.
This is a fairly common occurrence, at least to me and millions of other people around the world.
As I watched, however, the thought came to me that, even with all the fantastic technical knowledge that went into bringing that event into reality, there were still people on the planet who had never seen a car before…
As a relatively small amount of people in the world watched live camera feed from the side of a rocket that was placing satellites at strategic points in space while traveling at about 17 thousand miles per hour, there were no doubt people going about their lives in secluded forests or mountains, foraging for food, knowing only about their nearby surroundings and nothing else.
Yet, for both types of people—those that stare at numbers and share ideas, culminating with events like rocket launches and those that know very little beyond themselves and their families—God is there.
As He looks on us—the people of the world that He has made—He does so with love and yearning, I believe.
Yearning for all to know Him.
Jesus came to earth on that first Christmas as a baby, born to one day die on the cross.
To die on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins.
No matter who we are in this world—highly educated or uneducated, rich or poor, old or young—God loves us all just the same.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.