11 November 2018 - Ordinary 28

Vicar’s Reflection: 11th November 2018, OS28

Have you ever tried to make a prediction? Here are some predictions from the past. All from people who were trusted experts in the areas they made their prediction: ►Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, in 1943 said, "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." ►American inventor Lee de Forest claimed in 1926 that "While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially it is an impossibility." ►The Decca Recording Co. predicted in 1962 concerning a group of young men from Liverpool: "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." The group was called the Beatles. As the disciples walked out of the Temple in Jerusalem, Jesus predicted, "Do you see all these great buildings. Not one stone will be left on another." To the disciples this was unbelievable. "Look, teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!" they said. The smallest stones weighed 2 to 3 tons. The largest stone is 12 meters in length and 3 meters high, and weighs hundreds of tons! The walls towered over Jerusalem, over 400 feet in one area. Inside the four walls was 45 acres of mountain shaved flat where a quarter of a million people could fit comfortably. Forty years later the prediction came true. In 70 AD the Temple was destroyed by Rome. We have good reason to listen to Jesus.

Alex Czerwonka (adapted from eSermons.com)

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