- Do you remember where you were when major historical events happened in your lifetime?
- How does the "nation's story" become your story?
- How does God's story in the Bible become your story?
Reading: Psalm 123
For my parent's generation, these are the questions people ask when recalling history: Do you remember where you were when John F. Kennedy was assassinated? Do you remember where you were when the first man walked on the moon? For the younger generation, they may ask, "Do you remember where you were when you heard about 9/11?" For my generation, the question is, "Do you remember where you were when the space shuttle Challenger blew up?"
I do. It was on this day in 1986. I was a teenager at home, sick with the flu. I was watching "The Price is Right" when they broke in with the news bulletin that the shuttle had exploded off the coast of Florida. Immediately I thought of the teacher that was on board. My heart ached for the families of the astronauts who perished that day.
In death, many find comfort from God. They look to the sky and know of the promise of eternal life. My only hope is that the families of those heroes found comfort in knowing that their loved ones went to a better place. They dreamed of reaching the heavens in a space shuttle. They entered the heavens that day, etching their names in history, never to be forgotten. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Pray for those who are mourning this day.