The Goal

On day six of the ill-fated mission of Apollo 13, the astronauts needed to make a critical course correction. If they failed, they might never return to Earth.

To conserve power, they shut down the onboard computer that steered the craft. Yet the astronauts needed to conduct a thirty-nine-second burn of the main engines.

How would they steer? Astronaut Jim Lovell determined that if they could keep a fixed point in space in view through their tiny window, they could steer the craft manually. That focal point turned out to be their destination — Earth.

For 39 agonizing seconds, Lovell focused on keeping the earth in view. By not losing sight of that reference point, the three astronauts avoided disaster. 

Scripture reminds us that to finish our life mission successfully, we need to keep our eyes on the goal — Jesus.

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!

Suggested Bible Reading

Philippians 3:12-21

Prayer Guide

Today as you pray …

Ask God to activate your senses to see Him at work today.

Ask for open eyes to see the needs of people around you.

Pray for divine opportunities to share the good news of Jesus with others.