They said it could not be done. The science was just not there. Sure he demonstrated that 1.5 miles was possible. Then he pushed the limit to 10 miles. Just to prove them wrong he conquered the English Channel.
Academia theorized that 200 miles was the limit. The curvature of the earth would prevent a radio signal from traveling any greater distance. Then on December 12, 1901, just over 117 years ago, Guglielmo Marconi succeeded in sending a radio signal across the Atlantic Ocean at a distance of more than 2000 miles from Cornwall, England to Newfoundland, Canada.
Today we take radio, satellite and wireless communications for granted. We owe thanks to men like Marconi and Braun who won the Nobel Prize for Physics for their work in radio communication. Can you imagine what communication would be without all of our wireless gear? Even at this moment, I am writing this on a laptop that is wirelessly communicating with a router that is connected to the internet. To belabor the point, I took the above picture with my iPhone that automatically wirelessly uploaded the image to iCloud. I was able to download the image from the cloud to my iPad where I used an app to add the graphic. Then, I was able to “airdrop” that new image to my MacBook and upload to this blog. WIRELESSLY! Thank you Marconi and Braun.
I wonder how much we take other things for granted . . .
- Our spouse
- Our nation
- Church Leadership (Elders)
- The Church as a whole
- God, Christ, and the Spirit
Thanks to Marconi, Braun, and others, we have so many ways to stay in touch and informed. Are we taking advantage of possible ways to communicate with those who know and love? More importantly, are we staying in touch with God/Christ?
I know it is a simple and almost expected connection, but God originated wireless communication with Him, we call it prayer. Prayer is something we can all do.
Every Christian Can / Should Pray!
Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” (Mat 7:7-11)
- Pray for help in time of trouble
- Pray for strength to face temptation
- Pray for forgiveness when you fail
- Pray for blessings and wisdom in times of decision
- Pray for endurance to faithfully serve God
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly that all we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever, Amen.” (Eph 3:20-21)