Monday, October 3, 2011

God Has a History of Using the Insignificant to Accomplish the Impossible

In order to communicate among themselves, Serbian shepherd boys developed an ingenious system.  They would stick the blades of their long knives into the ground of a pasture, and when one of the boys sensed an approaching cattle thief, he would strike the handle of his knife sharply.  The vibration created a signal that could be picked up by other shepherd boys, their ears pressed tightly against the ground.  It was by this unique system that they outwitted thieves who tried to creep up on their flocks and herds under the cover of darkness and tall corn. 

Most of the shepherd boys grew up and forgot about their ground signals, but one boy remembered.  Twenty-five years after he left the pastures, he made one of the greatest inventions of the modern era.  Michael Pupin changed the telephone from a device used only to speak across a city, to a long-distance instrument that could be heard across a continent.

Something you take for granted today ...something others may consider to be insignificant or ordinary...may actually become your key to greatness.  Look around you.  What is it that God has put at your disposal?

And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God:  for with God all things are possible.
Mark 10:27

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