July 8 - The Next Big Idea

The Next Big Idea

THE NEXT BIG IDEA

         Are you aware that an inspiration can strike anywhere or at any age! Igor Sikorsky was born in Russia in 1889. In 1919, six years after designing and flying the world's first multi-engine airplane in his native Russia, Sikorsky immigrated to the United States.

         After becoming a USA citizen he turned his attention and efforts to building the helicopter. He designed and flew the first usable helicopter that proved to be the world standard for all the others that followed.

         So when did his BIG IDEA happen? He designed and built his first experimental helicopter and powered it by rubber bands at age 12!

         Got time for another BIG IDEA? How about "assembly line" manufacturing? Henry Ford adapted the meat-packing industry's concept. Ford perfected this model for mass production in order to produce "a motor car for the great multitudes." By 1914 his company had a 48% share of the automobile market.

         His big idea happened when he went shopping to the meat market for his mother while still a teen-ager! And the rest is history.

         When will your BIG IDEA happen? When did it become clear in the mind of the boy Jesus as to his life's work? How about when he was 12 years of age and spent three days with the religious thinkers of his day in the Temple at Jerusalem. The Bible says he listened and asked questions and they were astonished at his understanding! What was his BIG IDEA? He told his parents, "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?" Later he articulated it like this: "I MUST BE ABOUT MY FATHER'S BUSINESS" in his world! WHAT IS YOUR BIG IDEA?

         "Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has come and has redeemed His people" (Luke 1:68).