NASA is planning an Asteroid Redirect Mission. In 2020 we will send an unmanned craft to rendezvous with an asteroid. The craft will harvest a boulder from the surface of the asteroid and then hover a short distance away. The combined mass of the boulder and the craft will be enough mass to be a “gravity tractor” and over the course of 400 days will alter the path of the asteroid away from earth.
When I first learned to fly (way before the wonders of a GPS) I learned that every degree off course would result in being one mile away from your intended destination for every sixty miles traveled. If I left Massachusetts heading for San Francisco with only a one degree error out of the available 360 degrees I would instead arrive at Santa Rosa.
In both of these incidents the prime mover or the degree of error was very small. But over time or distance the final effect was extremely significant. If a person gained just one pound a year for each year they are married, we are talking about a significant change in body image. Little things mean a lot. Therefore, if you are a very busy person that is in high gear from dawn to midnight, please squeeze into your life two to five minutes each day for your spiritual life. We are holistic creatures that cannot afford to neglect any aspect of our personhood.
I think I am preaching to the choir because if you have read this far you are already using your two minutes. So let me finish with a terrific spiritual message for your day today. Jesus loves you very much. You are very important in the courts of Heaven.
Written by Roger Bothwell on April 20. 2015
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