This made me think about the things that we can achieve if we are passionate and committed to the long haul, even when things don't work out at first. Harrison learnt from his failures and tried again. Putting a man on the moon took similar commitment and focus.
This has encouraged me in one of my quests for 2016 which is to explore the role of passion in aiding our motivation and perseverance/endurance. From my Christian perspective the saving of lives is ultimately achieved as people know where they are in Christ for eternity, not just knowing where they are in time and in longitude. How passionate are we about this work and what resources are we prepared to commit?
|The Prime Meridian - 0 deg longitude|
This also had me reflecting on finding our place in the world. Knowing that I have Christ to trust in is my Harrison chronometer. That wherever I am I know that I am a child of God, secure for eternity.
Martin and Sue.