by Stephen Whitney

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Despised Deliver (1 of 4)
Series: Suffering Savior
Stephen Whitney
Isaiah 53:1-3

Our word telephone comes from the Greek word meaning far voice as a persons voice is transmitted over a long distance on a wire. On March, 10, 1876 the first successful telephone transmission of clear speech using a liquid transmitter when Alexander Graham Bell spoke into his device, ‘‘Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.’’ and Watson heard each word distinctly. He was the one awarded a patent for the electric telephone.

Early telephones were operated by a hand-cranked generator. They had a ringer made of two bells, a bell coil, an induction coil, a battery, a magneto, a hand crank, a receiver and a transformer. They hung on the wall attached to a piece of wood. They didn’t look significant even though today they are collector’s items.

Years earlier, Scottish physicist James Maxwell discovered that electric and magnetic fields travel through space in the form of waves, and at the constant speed of light. So he understood how the telephone worked by transmitting a voice over electric wires.

Shortly after the phone was invented, he wrote, ‘‘When at last this little instrument appeared, consisting as it does of parts every one of which is familiar to us, and capable of being put together by an amateur, the disappointment arising from its humble appearance was partially relieved on finding that it was really able to talk.’’

Something can look humble and weak, but be significant. Outward appearance does not always determine the value. God’s plan is not always obvious in outward circumstances. His will is often done in unusual ways through unlikely people.

REPORT REJECTED :1 Report Isaiah asks who has believed the good news which has been proclaimed to us. The implication is that the people would not believe the news about the coming ‘‘Servant of the Lord.’’

They would not believe it because they believed he would come with power to make them the greatest nat ...

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