One Moment’s Potential

2017-11-03T14:04:59+00:00

The class of noisy boys in a German primary school was being punished by their teacher. They were assigned the problem of adding together all the numbers from 1 to 100. The boys settled down, scribbling busily on their slates, all but one. This boy looked off into space for a few moments, then wrote something on his slate and turned it in. His was the only right answer.

When the amazed teacher asked how he did it, the boy replied, “I thought there might be some short cut, and I found one: 100 plus 1 is 101; 99 plus 2 is 101: 98 plus 3 is 101, and, if I continued the series all the way to 51 plus 50, I have 101 50 times, which is 5,050.”

After this episode, the young scholar received special tutoring from his teacher. The boy was Karl Friedrich Gauss, the great mathematician of the 19th century.

There are times the potential of a person isn’t readily observable. Yet, one key moment can reveal who or what a person is, and ultimately can be. I contend one moment with Jesus is all that’s needed.

About the Author:

Passionate in his presentation and authentic in his message, Pastor Billy Anger is a voice for Christianity that has impacted many for the cause of the Savior over the course of 21 years of service. There can be no question that Billy Anger has the ability to bridge the generational divide, endeared to the foundations of the past while bringing the relevance of the Gospel to a new generation of believers. He believes in the incredible potential of the Church to impact society, and brings that message to men and women of all ages by imparting practical biblical principles.

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