"I went to Jerusalem to become acquainted (Gk. istoria) with Cephas" - Paul's words from Galatians 1:18.
Our Grand Oasis in the Vastness of Space
45 years ago, Christmas Eve 1968, the 20th century's most iconic photograph was snapped through the coordinated efforts of three astronauts who were surprised by an unexpected earth rise as they orbited the moon. The story of that picture is documented in the six minute video below, and I can't think of a better way to wish the readers of Istoria Merry Christmas than to remind us all that this grand oasis of ours is by design and it is our Designer's coming to earth that we celebrate today.