As Apollo 8 finished their orbit around the moon, the men in the space shuttle and the men back at mission control broke into tears, as the earth came into view. The suns rays focused onto the space shuttle and these full-grown and intelligent men, wept...

They wept, not because of the picture in front of them, but because the words of Genesis 1 were being read aloud- "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth... and God said "Let there be light"... and he separated the light from the darkness... God saw all that he had made, and it was very good..."

These men's faith in God became so real to them that it was undeniable. They saw how awesome their Creator and His creation was, and how small their mission was compared to what He had done for them. 


James Irwin- Apollo 10 astronaut- " As we got farther and farther away from the earth, it diminished in size. Finally, it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautful marble you can imagine. That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart. Seeing this has to change a man, has to make a man appreciate the creation of God and the love of God."