Costly Choice (11 of 21) by Stephen Whitney
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Series: Jesus Our Savior - Gospel of Luke
Much of what the average person knows about the world under
the sea is due to the French underwater explorer and film maker Jacques Cousteau who opened the mysterious world to millions.
After a near fatal car crash at the age of 26 he had to swim rigorously to strengthen his arms which were severely injured.
In his book, The Silent World he wrote, "Sometimes we are lucky enough to know that our lives have been changed, to discard the old and embrace the new. It happened to me . . . on that summer's day, when my eyes were opened to the sea."
During World War II he was involved in espionage activities for the French Resistance and also made his first underwater film.
He perfected a piece of equipment that enabled him to become a
"a man-fish" - the aqualung, an underwater breathing apparatus that supplies oxygen to divers.
In 1950 he bought a 400-ton mine-sweeper which he named Calypso. He converted it into a floating laboratory outfitted with the modern equipment, including underwater television gear.
In 1952 he took the Calypso to the Red Sea and took the first color footage ever filmed at 150 feet below the sea. His feature-length
documentary, The Silent Word, won him the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festable in 1956 and his first Academy award a year later. In 1972 he lead a voyage to Antarctica and a world wide
television audience saw for the first time the extraordinary beauty
of sculptured ice formations under the sea.
His 60 year long odyssey with the seas ended when he died at the age of 87 because he made a choice when he was 27 what he would do with his life and he committed himself to it.
Personal long term commitment is what Jesus is asking for those who would be his disciples because the road is long and hard.
CHOOSE YOUR LOYALTY :25-27
Large Crowds :25
The longer Jesus ministered to people through he ...
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