Alone in Space
When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” - Genesis 28:16
Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden was all by himself. Completely!
For three days in 1971, he flew alone in his command module, Endeavour, around the moon while David Scott and James Irwin were exploring the lunar surface below. The next closest humans were 230,000 miles away on Earth.
You’ve heard of the Old Testament man named Jacob, right? Well he was all alone one time too. But for a different reason. He was on the run from his older brother, Esau, who wanted to kill him. They were fighting about something called the family blessing, which Jacob stole from Esau. It was a big deal in those days.
All by himself out in the countryside at night, Jacob fell asleep. He dreamed of a staircase going to heaven. As he watched angels going up and down, he heard God’s voice. It promised that God would be with him and bless the whole earth through his children. When Jacob woke up, he said, “Surely the Lord is in this place” (Genesis 28:16).
Jacob was by himself because he had cheated his brother. But he wasn’t really alone. God was still with him. Keep that in mind when you feel alone against the world. Talk to God; He’s right there.