Lookin Thru Bifocals: Don Locke
The Power of Little Things:
How about the power of only 26 little letters of an English alphabet? These 26 English letters, translated from the Old Testament in Hebrew, have given us the 23rd Psalm – translated into over 400 languages all over the world, and, The Ten Commandments (from Exodus), also translated into language world-wide.
We would also want to think also about Christ’s Sermon on The Mount from the New Testament, which He encourages us to, “Consider the Lillies of the field; they toil not, neither do they spin, yet I say unto you that (King) Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed (finely dressed) as one of these.” (MAT. 6-28)
I repeated this line from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, onetime to a doctor – a neurosurgeon. He looked at me like calf lookin’ at a new gate, an said: “Are you a preacher?”
“No,” I said, I’m just a Christian agriculture teacher, a former fertilizer salesman, and once an Air Force (LC) Pilot. I think it ‘bout half scared him.
I could have added, “I have put up loose hay, plowed corn with a double-shovel and a one-five mule; pulled a crosscut saw in the log woods, been there – done that.
The computer age gave us the computer chip, composed of the non-metals chemical element, Silicum. This silicum also contains silica, sorta, potash and lime… silica is one of the ingredients of glass.
This very small computer chip can activate the large rudder of a modern-day, giant chips; move the flight control surface of a large aircraft, and as you know activates automotive system in your car.
I once asked a mechanic why I couldn’t just wire around the computers control box, controlling my car’s radiator fan, and let the fan run full-time.
“Because,” he ensured “it would burn-out your fan, the computer chip tells the fan when to go on and off.” I was trying to save money.
So, these 26 letters of our English language have given us (to mention some): Good writing, enjoyable music lyrics, composing, learning and teaching… oh also, LOVE LETTERS.
But the most outstanding event in all of human history is when Jesus, the Messiah, was raised from the after His crucifixion on the cross; recorded in our English New Testament Gospels of, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John; to save the souls of all lost mankind.
“Oh death where is thy sting; oh grave where is thy victory.” (I COR, 15;55)