March 2015, Vol. 34, No. 3

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What an Invention!

posted on February 9, 2018

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I once heard of a mother who was very frustrated one day as she was hunting all over the house for her cordless phone.

After several minutes of searching, her little ten-year-old son said, “You know Mom, I’ve got an idea. We should invent a phone that stays connected to its base so it never gets lost.”

Friends, sometimes the answers to today’s problems aren’t found in the cutting-edge of tomorrow, but rather in the old solutions of yesterday. Sometimes in order to go forward, we must go backward.

That is never more true than when we are dealing with Christianity and our relationship with God. The prophet Jeremiah put it this way, “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls” (Jeremiah 6:16).

The way to Heaven is not found by blazing new paths never before trod, but by returning to the old paths and walking in them. “New” doesn’t always mean “better” and “right,” nor does “Old” always mean “worn out” and “wrong.” Give it some thought.

Steve Higginbotham
via Highland Drive church of Christ
Poplar Bluff, MO

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