Buzz Aldrin and the First Communion in Space
For this entire week, we’ve been celebrating about the 50th anniversary of when the Apollo 11 mission first launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida and put the first men on the moon. We shared oodles of facts, but the one that I found the coolest was discovering that Buzz Aldrin performed the first communion on the moon’s surface while in the Eagle landing module. How amazing is that?!
Above is a transmission from Buzz Aldrin after landing onto the surface of the moon. He says “This is LM Pilot (Aldrin). I’d like to take this opportunity to ask every person listening in, whoever, wherever they may be, and pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours and give thanks in his or her own way”.
And he did just that in his own way by performing communion onboard the module, partaking in the elements and reading from John 15:5 where it says “‘I am the vine, you are the branch. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me, you can do nothing.”
This inspires me recognizing this man is unashamed of his foundation in Christ that he would proclaim the name of Jesus and give thanks no matter the circumstance.
While the moon landing continues to inspire Americans to this day, Buzz Aldrin’s communion can inspire you and me as Christians to remember that God is with us anytime, anywhere.
Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you next week!
Alex, Producer and Resident Millennial for the Kankelfritz and Friends Morning Show
(Audio Courtesy of FOX News)