Instant Communication Preceded Telegraphy

While they are still speaking I will hear.
                            —Isaiah 65:24

When Samuel Morse crossed the ocean from America to Europe, it took three months for his mother to receive his first letter. Knowing she would be worried sick, he wanted to be able to speak to her immediately—but couldn’t. Determined to remedy delayed communication, he eventually created telegraphy, transmitting electrical signals over wire.

Morse’s first telegraph message, from Washington D.C. to Baltimore, on May 24, 1844, consisted of four words: “What hath God wrought!”

By the start of the 21st century, telegraphy had been replaced by smartphones and internet communication, permitting instant communication worldwide.

“What hath God wrought!” He introduced instant wireless communication centuries before humans held a phone or touched a keyboard: “Before they call I will answer, while they are still speaking I will hear” (Is 65:24).

You don’t need a keyboard or
smartphone to communicate with God.

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