Have you been overwhelmed by all the bad news lately?
The recent $700 billion Wall Street bailout is equivalent to the cost when adjusted to inflation of the Marshall Plan, the Louisiana Purchase, and the Race to the Moon combined!
Even our own analysts predict: The year 2025: Oil, dollar out; Russia, Islam in
In an article by Judy Estrin called Innovation: Crucial to Our Future, she writes:
“…the underlying infrastructure of research, development, and application that produced these marvels [iPhones, Facebook, etc.] — as well as world-changing innovations like the Internet — has drastically deteriorated in the U.S. in recent years. The decline of what I call our “Innovation Ecosystem” poses a grave threat to both the economic prosperity of our country and the security of our children’s future. The state of innovation is a critical issue….”
When faced with uncertainty and even destruction, Americans have arisen to the occasion. At times, innovation is a byproduct of having our backs against the wall. When we creatively work together, changing the rules when necessary, we can overcome great obstacles!
If the North American church realized how fragile we are and had the same sense of urgency about our mission, innovation would never be seen as scary. Innovation would be seen as essential.