One day a partially deaf boy came home from school with a note. It suggested that his parents take him out of school. The note said that the boy was too stupid to learn.
When the boy's mother read the note she said, "My son Tom is not too stupid to learn. I will teach him myself." With steadfast endurance mother did just that.
When Tom died many many years later the people of this Nation, the United States of America, paid tribute to him by turning off all the Nation's lights for one full minute.
Thomas Edison invented not only the light bulb we read by but also the motion picture we watch and the record players that are listened to, and he had over one thousand patents to his credit.
Before Tom died he affirmed that it was because of Christ he had plenty to share with the world. Like Tom, because of Christ we have plenty to share for we are all endowed with gifts that contribute to one another.
The greatest gift that we can give to our children and grandchildren is their security of salvation in the One who Loves us the most, teaches us the best, and laid down His life for us. Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken His seat at the Right Hand of the Throne Of God. Hebrews 12:1-2