Skip to comments.BREAKING NEWS: Sally Ride, first American woman to fly in space, dies from pancreatic cancer
Posted on 07/23/2012 4:08:22 PM PDT by Perdogg
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Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward Ive climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hovring there,
Ive chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
Ive topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew
And, while with silent lifting mind I have trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
- Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
“High Flight” by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
I know two people who died of pancreatic cancer. Both were diabetics who took the same drug, Januvia. It’s a horrible way to go.
You were angry about the posting on Sally Ride being gay. True, it’s irrelevant if you look at it from a secular worldview. However, unless we know Sally Ride personally and know for sure that she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior before she died, we’ll never know if she’s resting in peace. If we don’t know, then we can’t be sure. It’s too late to pray for Sally’s soul, regardless of what decision she made. The only thing we can do now is pray that her family and her “accomplished partner” will find peace thru salvation in Jesus Christ. It’s not too late for them. While we can all acknowledge Ms. Ride’s tremendous accomplishments and marvel at their impact, and feel that the world is a better place because of her achievements, it counts for absolutely nothing if she left this world without accepting Christ as her Savior and is now standing before a holy God for judgement. God is not juging her for being gay. God is judging her because she did not accept His gracious gift of salvation through his Son, Jesus Christ. He wants us to come to Him as we are, scales and all. I am so sorry if you are offended by what I’ve said, but I’ll never apologize for giving the gospel. I will always seize every opportunity to share the message of eternal life thru faith in Christ. God bless.