History is littered with predictions and visionary insights, that over time, have been proven quite inaccurate.
Here are just a few:
“Fooling around with alternating current (AC) is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever.” – Thomas Edison, 1889.
“There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will.” – Albert Einstein, 1932.
Remote shopping, whilst entirely feasible, will flop – Time Magazine, 1966.
“Children just aren’t interested in witches and wizards anymore.” – Anonymous publishing executive writing to J.K Rowling, 1996.
“There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share.” — Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, 2007.
In reality, without the imagination, curiosity, creativity and daring to be wrong, many of the advancements in our world may never had come to fruition.
Here are but a few of God’s ‘visionary insights’:
” For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John3:16
“Jesus was given to die for our sins, and he was raised from the dead to make us right with God.” – Romans 4:25
” Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” – John 6:35
” Jesus once again addressed them: “I am the world’s Light. No one who follows me stumbles around in the darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in.” – John 8:12
Predictions and visionary insights can influence our hopes, dreams and realities of the future. For humanity, there can be a mixture of success and failure, of challenge and opportunity in predictions and visionary insights. While there can be a deviation of accuracy from human wisdom, from God there is a strength, certainty and assurance, which has great importance for our planning and actions.