Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Thomas Edison was working on a crazy contraption called a light bulb, and it took a whole team of men 24 straight hours to put just one together. The story is told that when Edison was finished with one light bulb, he gave it to a young boy helper who nervously carried it up the stairs. Step by step he cautiously watched his hands, obviously frightened of dropping such a priceless piece of work. Well, you’ve probably guessed what happened by now; the poor young fellow dropped the bulb at the top of the stairs. “I’m so sorry Mr. Edison,” the boy sobbed. “It’s alright my boy,” Edison replied graciously. It took the entire team of men 24 more hours to make another bulb. Finally, tired and ready for a break, Edison was ready to have the bulb carried up the stairs. He looked over at the same young boy who dropped the first one, and without a word about his past mistake, asked him to take the bulb upstairs. That was forgiveness. When God forgives us, it’s forever, never to be held against us or brought up again. We can be eternally secure in God’s forever-forgiveness.