Monday, May 16, 2011

NASA: to lift up and carry off

The six-man crew of the Endeavour(Mark Kelly is far right)

Image: NASA

Just before 9 am East coast time, the space shuttle Endeavour launched for the International Space Station. Endeavour is the penultimate shuttle to fly and is carrying the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a US $2 billion space mission . . .

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is being used to search space for some of the biggest mysteries of physics -- antimatter and dark matter. 

"Secrets of Paradise: Mysteries about Death"
Part 3 of 5
Manna Fest television host Perry Stone interviewed Pastor Walter Hallam whose teenage daughter Angela died in a plane crash.  After her death, Jesus appeared to him and revealed why people die. I share this because someone just might be surprised by his answers. 

He bore (NASA) our grief and carried our sorrows.

NASA (Hebrew): to lift up and carry off

Isaiah 53

1 Who has believed our message

and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,

and like a root out of dry ground.

He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,

nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.

3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,

a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.

Like one from whom people hide their faces

he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

4 Surely he took up our pain

and bore (NASA) our suffering,

yet we considered him punished by God,

stricken by him, and afflicted.

5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,

he was crushed for our iniquities;

the punishment that brought us peace was on him,

and by his wounds we are healed.

6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,

each of us has turned to our own way;

and the LORD has laid on him

the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed and afflicted,

yet he did not open his mouth;

he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,

and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,

so he did not open his mouth.

8 By oppression[a] and judgment he was taken away.

Yet who of his generation protested?

For he was cut off from the land of the living;

for the transgression of my people he was punished.[b]

9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,

and with the rich in his death,

though he had done no violence,

nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,

and though the LORD makes[c] his life an offering for sin,

he will see his offspring and prolong his days,

and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.

11 After he has suffered,

he will see the light of life[d] and be satisfied[e];

by his knowledge[f] my righteous servant will justify many,

and he will bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,[g]

and he will divide the spoils with the strong,[h]

because he poured out his life unto death,

and was numbered with the transgressors.

For he bore the sin of many,

and made intercession for the transgressors.

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