“Martin Cooper knew he had something special in his hands when he invited reporters to watch him make the first cell phone call on April 3, 1973, in New York City.
Boy, did that call change our lives.
The DynaTAC phone weighed about 2.2 pounds and was 10 inches long. It was about 10 years before Motorola made the cell phone available to the mass market.”
In 1983 the first mobile phones for $3995., offered a talk time of 30 minutes and took 10 hours to recharge. Today’s phones are mini-computers and fit in your pocket. A United Nations study has found that of the world’s 7 billion people, 6 billion have access to mobile phones. However, only 4.5 billion people have access to a toilet. Marty Cooper’s big idea keeps getting bigger.
Jesus had an idea even bigger Marty Cooper’s; impact twelve people and have them change the world. The twelve disciples became 70 and the 70 became 120 and the 120 became 3000. Paul and Silas traveled and shared the good news of Jesus Christ. They created so much stir in one city the people looked to arrest them accusing them of creating trouble all over the world.
But when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some fellow believers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here too, 7 and Jason has received them as guests; and all these men are acting contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.”
Twelve people started a world-changing movement that is still going on over 2000 years later. Jesus Christ’s big idea keeps getting bigger.