The cost of communication

“We choose to go to the moon and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, and one which we intend to win.” These are the words of President Kennedy in 1962, words that would be fulfilled just seven years later.

I rather wish that my mobile phone provider shared the same vision and enthusiasm. It’s a strange thing that 50 years after we watched pictures of men walking on the moon, I still can’t make a phone call from my village because I can never get a signal.

The answer of course lies in where we set our priorities and where we’re willing to spend money. Getting to the moon to change the world was considered worth the investment of billions of dollars. The same can’t be said for getting a decent phone signal to a few hundred in rural Sussex.

Fortunately, the Bible tells us that God so wanted to reach us that he was prepared to pay whatever it cost. He sent his son Jesus who was willing to die for us; and while billions now love and worship him, he would have done it all to reach just one.

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