Man and God


 A friend once asked Samuel B. Morse, the inventor of the telegraph: “Professor, while you were at your experiments, did you ever come to a stage when you did not know what to do next? “Oh, yes, more than once,” answered Morse. “And at such times, what did you do next?” “I must answer you in confidence,” replied the inventor modestly, “but it is a matter of which the public knows nothing. Whenever I could not see my way clearly I knelt down and prayed to God for light and understanding.” “And did the light and understanding come?” asked the friend. “Yes,” declared Morse. “And may I tell you that when flattering honours came to me from America and Europe on account of my invention which bears my name, I never felt I deserved them. I had made a valuable application of electricity, not because I was superior to other men, but solely because God, who meant it for making, must reveal it to someone, and was pleased to reveal it to me.” God doesn’t call us to be successful. He calls us to be faithful.
It is the Lord who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding.
He provides help and protection for righteous, honest men.
He protects those who treat others fairly, and guards those who are devoted to him.
(The Bible, Proverb 2:6).
God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them —Saint Augustine
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