*Read*Mary and Sally have taught us something important today.
You cannot stay the same. Change is always happening! Even if we
stay the same, things change around us.
You may not like it if your hair falls outif your waist line
grows. You may try to put the proverbial book on top of your
childrens head to keep them from growing, but we must realize
Lets begin by looking at some of the foolish statements that
people have made. People who didnt understand that things are
always changing. It is foolish to deny the possibility of
(I read the next few slides with very little comment)
* --James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited (Wheaton: Tyndale
House Publishers, Inc, 1988), p. 408. Zelim da vas dobro sluze
noge, da na njima provedete veci deo Nove Godine; da imate vise
posla nego vremena.
(Read the quote) The dumbest thing I ever said was when I
visited Engineering Open house at the University of Illinois and
visited a display of new computersat the time, I think it was the
introduction of the 486. I said to my friend, You know, they have
done about everything that they can do with computers. My friend,
who was kind, gently replied, How do you figure that, Tom? Well, I
said, they can type, they can check spelling. What else can they
do? I thought the guy demonstrating the computers was going to
either have a heart attack or jump over the counter he got so
excited. I could tell by the reception, that my remarks were very
short sighted. Well, I said, Maybe there is room for progress. Room
indeed!*Read. I dont think so!*Read*Read*If you think that I am a
radical about change, I meet with the two elders of our
congregation for lunch at the same time each Tuesday at the same
restaurant. We sit in the same booth and sit in the same position,
and usually order the same food!
Lets take a little quiz. Does your car have a carburetor? If so,
it is probably pretty old. Most cars today have fuel injection. Do
you stop at a drive through window? Drive through windows have been
around for quite a while, but only in recent years have restaurants
begun doing as much as a third of their business for breakfast, and
much of it at the drive through window. Do you have a credit card?
Im dating myself, but I can remember when Bank America Card was
just gaining popularity. As teens, my brother and I used to joke
about a card that could be used at restaurants all across America,
called Burp-Ameri-card. Now credit cards are taken at almost all
restaurants. Central heat or wood burner? You may have a wood
burner, but you likely have central heat as well. Plastics my boy,
the future is in plastics. Plastics are an invention that has
revolutionized the world almost as much as computers.
You may resist change, but it is going on all about us, whether
we like it or not!