Bringing the Text to Life
At a Glance
NASA has discovered a planet that looks a lot like Earth. Scientists wonder if it contains life. The resurrection of Jesus reminds us that we don't have to go beyond our own planet to find new life. It's already here!
For material based on today's epistle text, see "Live Longer, Live Better," April 4, 2010, at HomileticsOnline.com.
For as long as humans have been looking at the stars, we've wondered if there's life on distant planets. In our imagination, we picture distant worlds where aliens exist -- aliens who either look very much like us, or who look very much unlike us. These are creatures whom we might one day get to know, or, if a lot of science fiction is correct, we may get to run screaming from.
NASA, of course, is always on the case. With new technology like the Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have been looking deeper into space for more signs of potentially habitable, perhaps life-sustaining, planets that look more like our own.