Second Chance

We talk rather glibly about forgiving and forgetting, but Thomas Edison, having come up with a plan to create the world’s first light bulb, worked for twenty four hours straight with a team of men to get the first one ready for testing. When he finally had it ready to go, he gave it to a young boy helper, who nervously carried it up the stairs, step by step, watching his hands, scared lest he should drop this priceless piece of work. Well, you’ve probably guessed what happened – he got to the top of the stairs and then dropped it. It took Edison and his entire team another twenty-four hours to make another bulb. Finally, exhausted and ready for a break, Edison had his bulb carried up the stairs again. And do you know what he did? He gave it to the same boy who dropped the first one. That’s true forgiveness – giving an offender another chance. It’s the way God forgives us.

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