I read in an airline magazine article this week that IBM chairman Thomas Watson said in 1943: “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” He was wrong. Physicist William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) said in 1899: Radio has no future. Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. X-rays will prove to be a hoax. He was also wrong. These were both brilliant men, who had it wrong. Their dreams were too small.
There are many brilliant people today who also have it wrong when they think they are so smart that they do not need God in their daily lives. Our God delights in finding common ordinary people who know they need him desperately. These are the kind of persons he will use to reveal his glory (Acts 4:13).
Our God never gets it wrong. After all, he is the creator of the universe and he dreams big dreams. He is the one who said: “For the knowledge of the glory of the Lord shall cover the earth as the waters cover the sea” (Hab.2:14). You can count on it; everyone in every nation is going to have the opportunity to experience the knowledge of the glory of the Lord. And his plan is to use us to reveal his glory to our world.
Since Christ lives in us (Gal. 2:20), we can expect that everywhere we go this week, we will take the glory of the Lord with us. Start dreaming big dreams. We serve a big God, who is dreaming big dreams for us! Expect your world to change this week. Christ lives in you.