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The Message That Changed the World

It was March 10, 1876, when years of experiments finally paid off. A message of six simple words changed the way we live. With the words, “Watson, come here, I want you,” Alexander Graham Bell sent the first complete sentence over the telephone. And life would never be the same. It was a message that changed the world.

It was July 20th, 1969, 10:56 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Apollo 11 had landed and Neil Armstrong emerged to be the first man to walk on the moon. His famous message: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Those words ushered in a whole new era. It was a message that changed the world.

It was the very first Christmas. An angel appears to some common shepherds in the fields near Bethlehem. “‘Don’t be afraid!’ he said. ‘I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today…’”[1] That message, more than any other message ever spoken, changed the world and has the potential to transform lives even today.

[1] Luke 2:10-11, from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.