We have them in every room, probably several. The light bulb is taken for granted by everyone especially when we drop one. After it has crashed to the floor we sweep it up and simply go to the closet for another one. But it wasn’t always that simple.
As the story goes when Thomas Edison was inventing his crazy contraption it took a whole team of men 24hrs to put just one working bulb together. Once after a 24hr hour build Edison gave the bulb to a young boy to take it upstairs. The boy went carefully, step by step, up the stairs with this priceless piece. You guessed it, as he approached the top stair he dropped and broke it. Edison’s men had to go back right away to work, for the next 24hrs to produce another working light bulb. When the bulb was complete Edison gave it to the same boy to take upstairs.
What an incredible example of forgiveness. God offers us that same kind of forgiveness. He will always be there to offer us a second chance, a third and even a fourth. We may also drop the bulb at the top of the stairs, but God will always give us another chance. On top of that He’ll take whatever time it takes to make us anew.