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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Samuel Morse Honored God With His Telegraph

It is common knowledge that Samuel Morse was the inventor of the telegraph and the dot-and-dash alphabet called Morse code, but I was surprised to learn that Mr. Morse was also a famous painter. In fact, he was already well known for his art when he had the stroke of genius that lead to his turning-point invention.

After twelve years of perfecting his new technology, Mr. Morse was allowed to set up his newfangled instrument in the chamber of the Supreme Court and test the 40 miles of wire that were stretched from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, MD. When his telegraph machine had proved its worth by sending and receiving a secret message, Mr. Morse stated that the message,

“. . . baptized the American Telegraph with the name of its Author.”

What was the message?

Numbers 23:23c, “What hath God wrought!”

Mr. Morse believed that God was the real author of the telegraph, and chose to give Him the honor.

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