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L I F E  is God’s gift to us to be lived out “in truth and love” by God’s grace and through faith in Jesus. Let us be encouraged and determined to take the higher road and live life God’s way.  (ew)

THIS WEEK’S BLOG

 prayer The Genius of the Century

One day, as a small child, Thomas Edison came home from school and gave a paper to his mother. He said to her, “Mom, my teacher gave this paper to me and only you are to read it. What does it say?

Her eyes welled with tears as she read the letter out loud to her child. ”Your child is a genius. This school is too small for him and doesn’t have good enough teachers to train him. Please teach him yourself.”

His mother did just that, until she fell ill and passed away. Many years after his mother died, he became one of the greatest inventers of the century. One day he was going through her things and found the letter that his old teacher wrote his mother that day. He opened it…The message written on the letter was “Your son is mentally deficient. We cannot let him attend our school anymore. He is expelled.”

Edison became emotional reading it and then wrote in his diary: “Thomas Edison was a mentally deficient child whose mother turned him into the genius of the century.” …source unknown

I’ve shared this thought with teachers many times: Children are not what they think they are; Children are not what we think they are; but usually children will become what they think we think they are.

May God help all of us to always keep on praying for our children and our grandchildren and our great grandchildren. “With God all things are possible!”

 

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