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Neon Sign Pictures On Albuquerque's Route 66:
1910: Neon lighting first displayed Neon lighting, discovered and developed by French physicist George Claude, was displayed to the public for the first time at the Paris Motor Show. Claude went on to patent neon lights and a process for producing them. He also created neon advertising signs, which were displayed on the Eiffel tower in the 1920s and 1930s.
The History of Neon Signs
... Neon lighting quickly became a popular fixture in outdoor advertising. ... stop and stare at the first neon signs dubbed "liquid fire."
If you don't like to wash your hands, don't ever become a doctor or a nurse. I mean, you have to wash your hands a lot! Scrubbing up is routine procedure for people in the medical profession. I don't think any of us wants to be opened up by some doc who hasn't washed his hands all day! Actually, a loved one of ours had major heart surgery a few years ago - which she made it through. What she didn't make it through was the staph infection she picked up in the hospital. It's avoiding that kind of thing that is at the heart of a hospital's insistence that healers and caregivers get really clean before they touch you. If they carry infection, they can do a lot of damage.
It isn't just doctors and nurses that have to be clean for what they do. It's a requirement God makes of anyone He's going to use to do His work on earth - from teaching a class to working in ministry, to raising a family in His ways.
Listen to His uncompromising words, for example, in Isaiah 52:11, our word for today from the Word of God. "Depart, depart, go out from there! Touch no unclean thing! Come out from it and be pure, you who carry the vessels of the Lord." When you're doing anything for God, you're touching the holy, whether you realize it or not. And you'd better not be handling the holy with dirty hands, with a dirty mind, a dirty motive, or a dirty attitude. God says, "Get rid of that infectious junk! You're carrying the 'vessels' of Almighty God!"
No one serving the holy, holy, holy God should dare to do it without "scrubbing up" on a regular basis - knowing that we get polluted some each day. When you're dealing with holy things day after day, frankly it's easy - but deadly - to become casual about it. And about sin that you're allowing to creep into your life. But the judgment is greater for those who know what you know. Who bring infection into the spiritual "hospital" where He is trying to heal lives.
In 2 Timothy 2:20-21, Paul makes very clear what God is looking for when He decides who He's going to use for great things. He describes a house with gold and silver vessels - which are used for special things - and with wood and clay vessels, which are used for dirty and gross things. He concludes, "If a man cleanses himself ... he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master, and prepared to do any good work."
God isn't impressed with your abilities, with your great resumé, with your connections, your credentials, your cash, your charisma. All He cares about is your character! He's looking for clean! Getting rid of the dirt, staying clean - that's how you qualify to be an instrument in the hands of Almighty God.
Maybe you've let your hands, your mind, your spirit get dirty. You've gotten careless about the sin that killed your Savior. Don't defile the work of a holy, holy, holy God. Bow before Him. Let Him forgive you, cleanse you, and purify you again. He has great work for you to do, many lives for you to touch with His healing love. But only if you're clean. (Ron Hutchcraft)
According to a report by scientists in the national journal Nature, geckos are small tropical reptiles whose ability to walk up walls and across ceilings has previously defied all attempts to explain how they could stick to any surface with no sign of any glue or suction mechanism to hold them on. A group of biologists and engineers studied the microscopic hairs on gecko toes and found the ends of the hairs directly attach to molecules in the walking surface by van der Waals force, a type of attraction between atoms. The report concludes that engineering a structure like a gecko foot is “beyond the limits of human technology,” but scientists express the hope that the “natural technology of gecko foot-hairs can provide biological inspiration for future design of a remarkably effective adhesive.”
If understanding how to [design] gecko foot-hairs is beyond intelligent human engineers, it is certainly beyond blind, mindless chance. The more we look into the precision engineering found in living things, the more we are reminded of the apostle Paul’s warning that human beings who study the created world are without excuse for ignoring the creator.
As Michael Denton points out: “The conclusion may have religious implications, but it does not depend on religious suppositions.”
From: Dennis R. Petersen, Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation, Master Books, 2002, p. 113