Our Significance in Light of Neil Armstrong
Imagine you’re the kid in school who gets the question, “So, what does your dad do?” Or someday you’re holding your grandchild in your lap and she says, “Grandpa what fun things did you do when you were younger”? “Oh,” you say, “I was the first person to ever walk on the moon”.
I remember where I was that night. I was 8 years old. My sister and I sat in our pajama’s with our parents in front of our black and white Zenith console TV. I remember my parents allowing us to stay up late and emphasizing that we were a witness to history. If you were old enough, you probably remember where you were as well. I’m pretty sure my 8 year old mind couldn’t wrap itself around the importance and significance of what we saw that night.
In just the same way, you and I probably don’t recognize the significance of moments in our lives as we live through them today. I doubt any of us have a story as dramatic as Neil Armstrong to pass on to our kids and grandkids. But our stories, yours and mine can be just as significant to those who’s lives we touch. Just as I look back now with the gift of perspective and a better understanding of what took place that day when Neil Armstrong touched down on the moon, a look back at moments in each of our lives will reveal the impact we have on our own world each day.
Don’t overlook the significance of your own life and it’s ability to reach into the lives of others. Often when we reflect on lives like those of Neil Armstrong, we can become discouraged about our own life story. Don’t. In all the world, or the universe for that matter, there is only one you. Each of us have been created with a unique purpose in mind, a story to tell, a life to live. As you write a chapter in your life story this week, be mindful of who’s living that life along side of you. Someday, you’ll look back and read the pages of your life story and realize that moments we fail to recognize as significant today, will literlly mean the world or parden the stretch, “the moon” to those who’s lives we touch each day.
Hope you have a great a week.
PS. Would love to hear where you were the night Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon.