Bringing the Text to Life

Breakthrough Isaiah 43:16-21

Breakthrough

Life-changing discoveries and inventions are not limited to science and technology. Some occur in the world of faith.  

AT A GLANCE:  

On Friday, April 12, a movie called Breakthrough will be released nationwide. In it, a 14-year-old named John Smith falls through an icy Missouri lake on a cold winter morning — a tragic and life-threatening and quite literal breakthrough! The film is the story of his amazing rescue and recovery. It recalls the words of today’s text: “I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” (v. 19). 

 

EDITOR’S PICK 

For material based on today’s epistle text, see “Gum Control Legislation,” March 25, 2007.  

 

Every once in a while, human beings experience a breakthrough. We discover or invent something that moves us quickly from one era to another.  

Penicillin gave us a way to treat a number of previously deadly diseases. The steam engine provided a way to...

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