It’s Not That Difficult!
Far too often we make things so difficult, when they’re not really that complicated.
When the fame of Thomas Edison’s inventions spread far and wide, renowned scientists began making their way to Edison's lab to learn more. Once, a researcher from Germany tried to explain to Edison the mathematical equations behind some of his inventions.
Exasperated with the man, Edison handed him a globe-like object that had been twisted, then said, “Give me the cubic content of this.”
Days later, the German came back, but still hadn’t solved the problem, saying it was such a mathematical challenge he needed more time. Edison took the bowl to a sink, filled it with water, then poured it into a measuring tube. He held it up and told him, “There—that’s the cubic content.” Spiritually, many try to examine the Bible as if it were a mystery that needed a scientific, analytical solution. Yet, the message of the Gospel is so simple that Jesus said, “Unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3).