Originally posted at: http://www.cmj-usa.org/content/moon-walkers
Our CMJ UK correspondent has offered this piece on US astronauts and their strong belief in their Creator God — as they looked at Earth from outer space! Here is an astounding story told about one of those astronauts, Neil Armstrong, when he visited Israel:
"When Neil Armstrong visited Israel in 1994, he asked his host, archaeologist Meir Ben Dov, if there was a place where Jesus would undoubtedly have walked when he was on earth. Dov, one of the excavators of the Temple Mount, was sure that he would have used the southern steps as he walked up to the Temple. So when Armstrong got there, the man who is more famous for his statement “This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” is understood to have bent down and kissed the ground, saying that this was an even more exciting moment for him than walking on the moon."
Photo: Southern Wall of the Temple Mount enclosure, stairs leading to the triple Hulda gates [Wikimedia Commons]