Spiritual Coaching Vol 3 #57
Is anyone out there?
It wasn’t that long ago that the US Air Force released a report on the findings of the UFO in Roswell, New Mexico. Unidentified Flying Objects, or UFOs have been thought of for many years but especially since 1940s, when developments in space travel and the dawn of the atomic age caused many to wonder what this new atomic age would bring. The History Channel wrote, “The town of Roswell became a magnet for UFO believers due to the strange events of July 1947, when ranch foreman W.W. Brazel found a strange, shiny material scattered over some of his land. He turned the material over to the sheriff, who passed it on to authorities at the nearby Air Force base. On July 8, Air Force officials announced they had recovered the wreckage of a “flying disk.” A local newspaper put the story on its front page, launching Roswell into the spotlight of the public’s UFO fascination. The Air Force soon took back their story, however, saying the debris had been merely a downed weather balloon.”
The Air Force went on to report on this day in 1997, On June 24, 1997, barely a week before the extravagant 50th anniversary celebration of the incident, the Air Force released yet another report on the controversial subject. Titled “The Roswell Report, Case Closed,” the document stated definitively that there was no Pentagon evidence that any kind of life form was found in the Roswell area in connection with the reported UFO sightings, and that the “bodies” recovered were not aliens but dummies used in parachute tests conducted in the region.”
Indeed people still wonder if anyone else is out there in the heavens. We don’t spend lots of time thinking about this. We have enough to worry about on earth but one thing reassures me when I consider other “beings” in the universe and that is:
Praise the Lord, my soul.
Lord my God, you are very great;
you are clothed with splendor and majesty.
The Lord wraps himself in light as with a garment;
he stretches out the heavens like a tent
and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters.
He makes the clouds his chariot
and rides on the wings of the wind.
He makes winds his messengers,
flames of fire his servants. Psalm 104
Take the time to gaze into the heavens and remember that it all belongs to God and we are mere caretakers of creation. We need to do our job and be people who respect creation and the creator.