Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Today, I will talk about another person for whom prayer made major changes - not only in their life, but in all of our lives. George Hervey interviewed Samuel F.B. Morse, the inventor of the telegraph. In that interview, he asked, "Professor Morse, when you were making your experiments at the university, did you ever come to a standstill, not knowing what to do next?"
"Oh, yes, more than once."
"Then what did you do?"
"I've never discussed this with anyone, so the public knows nothing about it. But now that you ask me, I'll tell you frankly -- I prayed for more light."
"And did God give you the wisdom and knowledge you needed?"
"Yes, He did," said Morse. "That's why I never felt I deserved the honors that came to me from America and Europe because of the invention associated with my name. I had made a valuable application of the use of electrical power, but it was all through God's help. It wasn't because I was superior to other scientists. When the Lord wanted to bestow this gift on mankind, He had to use someone. I'm just grateful He chose to reveal it to me."
I don’t know how familiar you are with Samuel Morse and his invention, but I have had a fascination with long distance communication my whole life, and have read about all the early inventors in the field. When I read this interview with Samuel Morse, it became very clear to me why Morse chose that first message to ever use the Telegraph: "What hath God wrought!"
The Word of God tells us how to attain wisdom and knowledge:
Proverbs 2:3-7 (KJV);
Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
May God bless each one of us with guidance to follow His will -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.