And then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven. (MARK 13:27)
At this stage, we have sent something that has finally reached the outer edges of our solar system and is about to enter interstellar space. It is called the Voyager 1 spacecraft. Launched in September of 1977 with the goal of studying the outer solar system, it routinely sends back data and pictures. This is easily the farthest that man has ever sent anything into space—and it is still working today! Interestingly, Voyager 1 was supposed to study Jupiter, Saturn, and their associated moons, rings, and so on. When that was accomplished in November of 1980, the probe simply continued to travel to space. Voyager 1 is not the only space probe that has been sent to the outer reaches of the solar system. In total, there have been four: Voyager 1, Voyager 2, Pioneer 10, and Pioneer 11. Voyager 2 went to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Voyager 2 was the only spacecraft to visit Uranus and Neptune, and it is still going, though not as fast as Voyager 1.
Man has always been fascinated with finding out what is beyond, and yet so often we miss that the Creator Himself became a man (Jesus Christ) and came to seek us out. Let’s not forget that.