Neil Armstrong once said, “There are only two problems to be solved when going to the moon. The first is how to get there and the second is how to get back. The key is, don’t leave until you have solved both problems.”
It was on May 25, 1961, that US president, John F Kennedy, stood before the US Congress and declared. “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth. The idea didn’t receive universal enthusiasm, however. A Gallup Poll indicated that 58 percent of Americans opposed the idea
When Kennedy set that goal and vision, complete with the timeframe of making it happen in under ten years, no one knew ‘how’ it was going to be achieved. But they started preparing as if it was going to happen. And did it happen!
Maybe there’s a lesson here that too often we are afraid to go for the goal because we can’t see how it’s going to be achieved. Maybe there are times we need to move forward in faith, Faith requires that we take action steps and start moving forward, believing that the ‘how’ will be revealed as we move.
This script was for a radio ‘filler’ and was written and narrated by John Callister.