Forty years ago today, the Apollo 8 crew embarked on its landmark voyage to escape the earth’s gravitational field. It had never been done before, and the Americans were in a race against the Russians to do it first.
Today, on Christmas Eve, I have posted the broadcast of these three men as they peered down at the earth for the first time. Their words are both moving and profound. They provide Christians with a great perspective on Christmas Eve as we ponder the multiple meanings of the phrase, “Let there be light.”