Devotional 07/11/17by Terry Trainor on 07/11/17
The Wright Brothers were the pioneers in aviation. Two men who had a vision, a passion, about something that had never been done. The initial flight at Kitty Hawk lasted just a few moments, and traveled only a few yards – yet it was the beginning of the world aviation. We think almost nothing of boarding a plane and traveling thousands of miles in just a few hours. But the tiny flight at Kitty Hawk was the beginning.
In like manner, we read about the exploration of the universe being carried out by both men and instrument packages being launched from earth into space, and tend to forget the humble beginnings of rocketry. When I was young, every kid was interested in rockets, and many of us built them with varying degrees of success; mine melted down on the launch pad. Some years before that, on March 16 1926, on a farm belonging to Effie Ward, her young Nephew and a couple of his friends launched the worlds first successful rocket. It rose 41 feet, and landed 184 feet from the launch pad. But it was a beginning.
It is easy to look at small accomplishments and find ourselves with a “so what?” attitude, lacking the vision of what may come from it.
Some guy in a lab notices bacteria don’t grow around bread mold. So what? Penicillin is born.
Some worker in a soap factory lets his machine run too long, causing a batch of soap to become too aerated. So what? We have Ivory, the soap that floats!
Some researcher fails in his attempts to make a permanent paper glue, but ends up with one that pulls apart easily. So what? We have post-a-notes.
The Word of God tells us:
Zechariah 4:10 (KJV);
“For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.”
We are not to make light of what appears to be insignificant; we may find ourselves unwittingly blocking something wonderful!