On April 12, 1961, a young Russian cosmonaut stepped in front
of the cameras, as he was about to board his spacecraft, Vostok l, for what was
going to be mans first voyage into outer space. Yuri Gagarin announced,
Now I go to meet nature face to face in an unprecedented
For the next several hours, Gagarin encountered nature in a way
that no man had done before, far beyond the reaches of the clouds, to a place
bordering on the infinite. He had an awesome responsibility to chronicle for
mankind what existed outside the Earths realm and mans control.
Upon his return to earth he remarked, Now I know that God
does not exist, because I was there and I didnt see him.
Less than one year later, John H. Glenn entered his spacecraft,
Freedom 7, in Americas attempt to beat the Russians in the race to space.
He brought a Bible along with him. As he peered through the small window of his
capsule, he looked out on the enormity of the universe and on the delicate
fragility of our own Earth. He felt the presence of the Hand of Almighty
God as he recited from the first chapter of Genesis.
Two men, with identical experiences, unprejudiced by anything
that had gone before them. One saw God, the other denied His existence.
In reality, only one of them can be right because there can be
only one answer to the question: Does God exist?