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Creative Solutions

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path."1

Ideas can come from the strangest places. Creative genius comes to people who are open to new ideas and seeing different ways of doing things.

For example, in 1964 the freighter Al Kuwait, which was carrying 6,000 live sheep capsized and sank in Kuwait's harbor. The sunken ship with its decomposing cargo was presenting a serious threat to the country's water supply through its desalination processing plant.

To overcome the problem the ship had to be raised and moved to a safe place without falling apart and dumping its poisonous contents into the nation's water supply.

Karl Kroyer, a Danish engineer working in Kuwait came up with a novel idea. He pumped 27 million ping-pong balls into the freighter's hull which slowly raised it to the surface.

And where did he get this idea? From a Donald Duck comic book. Somebody sank Donald's boat and he and his feathered friends raised it by filling it with ping-pong balls!

When it comes to creative and meaningful living the most valuable resources are found in the Word of God, the Bible (not always in a comic book), It pays to know what it teaches and hide its truths in one's heart.

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please give me a greater love for your Word, the Bible, and help me to live by its principles so it will truly be 'a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.' Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."

NOTE: The above illustration is a cute story but this might be a more realistic report of how the ship was raised at:

1. Psalm 119:105 (NIV).


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