Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Today, each week, millions of passengers travel by air. But until comparatively recently many skeptics doubted that air travel was even possible. Once it was proven that heavier-than-air craft could fly, there remained many preconceived ideas about what these craft could and couldn’t do.

One of those ideas was that it was impossible to fly faster than the speed of sound. The theory was that any aircraft traveling at those speeds would be torn apart. But that projection was proven wrong on this day in 1947 when U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound.

He traveled in a specially designed “rocket plane,” shaped with specially designed wings and a shape modeled after a bullet. His plane was lifted to an altitude of 25,000 feet by a B-29 aircraft and then released. As it climbed to 40,000 feet, the plan exceeded the sound barrier at that altitude. The world was amazed. An important barrier had been broken.

Throughout history many kinds of records have been set. Many barriers broken. Among the most famous include the four-minute mile. The height of high jumps and speed running various distances. Those who seek to break records often have to deal with skeptics who spread doubt and negativity.

Many adapt the same attitude toward spiritual things. They accept the way things are, and cannot imagine that miracles are possible. That God can do anything. That, with Him, there are no barriers.

This was a message God tried to communicate through the prophet Isaiah. He describing His intention to “do something new.” He would do things that many people thought impossible.

Today, remember that there are no limits with God. That He can do all things.