Every time there's a successful mission to Mars or another planet, I think about all the workers at NASA assigned to the project. For years they built and labored, then they launched the vehicle. Then they waited months while it sailed through the inky blackness of space. Finally the moment of truth appears--the vehicle must land. Can you imagine being one of those technicians? For years you have worked on something, preparing for an opportunity, and now it will either come to pass or explode in a fireball. And there's no way to know until it does. We're like those techicians. We live with faith and hope, and we wait for a day we cannot see--the Day of the Lord.