From Pastor Jacqui Caetano (11Feb2024)
At our “New Wine” Hui this year I browsed the book store often and eventually settled
on a book “The Wonder of Creation by Louie Giglio, a collection of 100 devotionals
about God and science for 5 to 12 year olds. I am devouring it because it’s a little
beyond my grandson for now, and this book is so appropriate for our topic today. Its
written for Generation Alpha, the most bible illiterate generation in the modern/ postmodern era.
This little devotional has captured my imagination and I’m learning so many things I do
not know. Let me share one with you headed “Space Junk.” The Bible Verse is Luke
3:11. If you have two shirts, share with the person who does not have one.
Space junk – it could be anything from an obsolete satellite, satellite debris or a glove dropped by an astronaut. Apparently scientists have guesstimated over 100 million pieces of space junk orbiting the earth. Pieces as small as 10 cm zooming around at 17 000 miles per hour is a weapon that can shred a space craft or satellite into pieces adding to the debris. While scientists are working on ways to clean up the debris, satellite companies and NASA continue to explore and experiment. Apparently Elon Musk has a company called Space X, CEO of Tesla, owns X (used to be Twitter) and a bit more has sent a cherry red Tesla Roadster into space with a dummy driver carried on the back of the Falcon Heavy Rocket to clean up space. It’s the size of a shoebox that shoots out nets to pick up any junk that then burns up as Starman returns to earth. I wonder if this little red cherry convertible is considered a celestial object or space junk?
He then goes onto ask – Do you have any junk taking up space in your room? Maybe clothes that don’t fit anymore, books or toys you have outgrown or a fully packed lunchbox to school every day with a few treats in it? Evaluate what you would share, recycle, repurpose and donate that could be a huge blessing to someone else. Then follows up with a prayer: God, …. Help me share what I have with those in need Amen. Mums could like this one to help their teen keep their room tidy ☺ ☺ ☺