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00067 - Satellites

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

The former Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1 (Satellite 1) in 1957, it was the weight of a person and while travelling at 18,000 mph, was able to measure the conditions of the atmosphere.


Move forward sixty years and through relentless engineering there are now over 3,300 active satellites in orbit. They analyse the weather, provide internet and GPS services to us all. Elon Musk’s Starlink project plans to launch an additional 45,000 satellites beaming the internet to remote areas.


Humans have travelled just 248,655 miles out of the 81 billion, trillion miles we so far know space to be. How do we figure out our faith in all of that? This is what we do know ‘… Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen’. Hebrews 11:1. Faith transcends achievement, operates outside of our accomplishments, regardless of how clever us humans will ever become.


Quote Never compare our accomplishments to God’s ability - mistake.


Prayer Father, we understand so little of your majesty, teach us the ways of your Kingdom, Amen.


Action point

If ever you get a chance look on YouTube for videos which show how big the universe is.



Copyright notices Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


Use in other publications. You can use upto 100 words of this publication with a reference to www.faithlift.org by Carl Brettle.

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