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Life on Mars
By Steve Higginbotham
January  9, 2004
 
 
This past week, NASA successfully landed the "Spirit Rover" on the surface of Mars.  Since its landing, Spirit has sent a steady stream of pictures back to Earth from the Martian surface.  I can't help but be fascinated by the pictures.  Oh, I know, most of them are simply pictures of rocks, or of a barren landscape, but the thought of seeing up close,what in the night sky, is only a tiny red twinkle absolutely amazes me. 
 
As I looked at these pictures this past week, I thought of the statement made by Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut and the first man in space.  Upon returning from his first trip mission in space, he said, "I didn't see God anywhere in the heavens."  Of course he didn't see God.  If he couldn't see God on Earth, what would make one think he could see him in space?  But to those of us who believe, these images from a distant planet declare the glory of God and show us his handiwork.
 
Is there life on Mars?  To be sure!  I see the presence of God in every picture sent back to Earth.

 

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