Edison’s Forgiveness

B0QmHiGCUAAlXBrWe 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.

God forgives!

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Brian Rowland (Admin.)

Excepted the Christ as my savior at the age of 16 and grew in faith for many years. In my thirties fell away from God, made bad choices with life long consequences but returned to the Lord, renewed my faith and living a thriving Christian life to this day. Active member of The Church of the Nazarene (35+ yrs.), Studied at Valley Forge Christian College and Eastern Nazarene College. Blessed to teach Sunday School for many, many years and even preach on occasion.

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