Monday, October 15, 2012

31 Days of Life: Day 15

Living in Roswell has had it's perks this weekend. Many of you know that Felix Baumgartner made his skydive from the edge of space yesterday, and he did it after launching the mission from our small town. While he was ascending to 120,000 ft, we were able to watch the 'weather' balloon lift higher and higher throughout the morning. Even though he was too small to see when he fell back to earth, I was looking at the balloon at the exact moment he jumped! He parachuted safely down, and there was such a relief from everyone who was watching the live video feed.

Here you see the weather balloon as a tiny speck. This was the view just outside the church around 9:30am MT.

While I wasn't able to take any more pictures due to the glare of the sun and only having an old iPhone for a camera, it was truly neat to be able to see it for the duration of the mission. I found a video that captures it really well. Click here to see it!

Better yet, as Mark Driscoll says:

Jesus Beats Skydiving

Roughly 2,000 years ago, there was an even more amazing history-changing, reality-altering visit to our planet from the heavens. And, he is coming again! In fact, the closing lines of the Bible in Revelation say this, “‘Surely I [Jesus] am coming soon.’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.”

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