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> "If they failed, they might never return to earth."
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> THE REFERENCE POINT
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> On day six of the ill-fated mission of Apollo 13, the astronauts needed to
make a critical course of correction. If they failed, they might never return
to Earth. To conserve power, they shut down the onboard computer that directed
the spacecraft. However, the astronauts needed to conduct a 39-second burn of
the main engines.

The question was, how would they steer? Astronaut Jim Lovell
determined that if they could keep a fixed point in view through their small
window, they could steer the craft manually. That focal point turned out to be
their destination – Earth. As recorded in the 1995 hit movie Apollo 13, for 39
agonizing seconds, Lovell focused on keeping the earth in view. By not losing
sight of that reference point, the three astronauts avoided disaster.1
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> Psalm 147:15 expresses, “He sends out His command to the earth; His word runs very
swiftly.” In the Hebrew, “word” is dabar, meaning “a saying or an answer.”2 In
times of indecision and danger, we must focus on the Word of God as our reference
point.
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> Amy Carmichael stated, “Once when I was climbing at night in the forest, I
learned the meaning of God’s Word being a ‘lamp unto my feet.’ I had a lantern,
and I had to hold it very low, or I should certainly have slipped on the rough
rocks. We don’t walk spiritually by electric light, but by a hand lantern. And a
lantern shows only the next step – not several ahead.”3
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> “The unfolding of your Words gives light” (Psalm 119:130, NIV).
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Only those who worked in the space program will ever know the pucker factor of the Apollo 13 mission. I'm sure God honored millions of prayers to save those men, it sure wasn't luck because the odds against them were much too long for luck to matter.
 

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I was parts manager at a Ford/New Holland equipment dealer at that time. The radio on my parts counter was tuned in to it. I said some serious prayers..even though I wasn't saved at that point!
 
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