“All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.” (Genesis 28:14)
One God-given idea can change so much. Braille sure did! In 1824, Louis Braille, a Christian, invented a system of raised dots on paper so that blind people could read. He invented 63 symbols representing every language, hence God’s Word was placed into the hands of the visually impaired for the first time.
And communications? In part, you owe your mobile phone and your computer to a Christian named Samuel Morse. How different the world was before him! First-class news took two weeks to reach the USA. And reports of a major victory could take six weeks to reach Britain. One day a friend said, “Morse, when you were experimenting did you ever come to an absolute deadlock, not knowing what to do?” Morse replied, “More than once.” His friend asked, “What did you do then?” Morse shared a secret, “I got down on my knees and prayed for light, and light came, and when my inventions were acknowledged by flattering honors from America and Europe, I said, ‘Not unto me, O Lord, not unto me, but unto Thy name give the glory.'” That’s why the first message sent by transatlantic cable read, “What God has wrought.”
Now add another Christian named Louis Pasteur, the French scientist who showed us that infection is the result of things we cannot see, namely germs and viruses. He introduced sterilization methods that eventually saved the lives of multitudes. Think God has run out of good ideas? Not a chance! Ask Him for one for your life, your ministry or your business!
Lord, everything we have comes from You, and You inspire us in ways we don’t understand. Reach out and touch us with Your grace and favor, and enrich our lives each and every day! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.