Apollo 13

It was April 13, 1970, that the now famous words were spoken from Apollo 13, “Houston, we’ve had a problem.” Apollo 13 had just experienced an explosion and astronaut Jim Lovell called mission control in Houston to report the problem.

A routine stir of an oxygen tank ignited damaged wire insulation inside it, causing an explosion that vented the contents of both of the SM’s oxygen tanks to space. Without oxygen needed for breathing and for generating electric power, the SM’s propulsion and life support systems could not operate. They were 200,000 miles from home and in some real trouble.

Mission Control was able to communicate with them and the problem was resolved. This could have meant death, but it only meant an uncomfortable ride home.

I don’t know how far it is from here to heaven. The thing I do know is: because of the precarious situation we are in, communication is necessary for survival.

Philippians 4:6

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

Matthew 21:22

And all things, whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

They completed the journey and so can you.

Give it some thought.


Posted in Devotional.

Leave a Reply