The headline was intriguing, “Canadian astronauts no longer free to rob and kill with abandon in space or on the moon.”

It has been reported that buried in the 2022 federal budget is legislation that would extend Canadian criminal jurisdiction to infinity and beyond.

Presumably, within the present legal framework, Canadians in space can commit murder and all kinds of other mayhem without fear of legal repercussions. I’m not sure that has been an issue, but perhaps someone in the justice department has read Chris Hadfield’s new novel, The Apollo Murders.

Some legal experts speculate that the changes to the criminal code are in preparation for Canada’s involvement in Lunar Gateway, a NASA mission to establish a permanent space station in lunar orbit.

And while presently you might be able to escape the consequences of your nefarious space shenanigans, the reality is that while there may not be legal consequences, there are always consequences.

God’s word reminds us in Numbers 32:23 “. . . you may be sure that your sin will find you out.”

It may not be on earth, on the moon, or even in this life, but you may be sure that your sin will find you out.

Have a great week, and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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