Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dream Takes Fight!

Last weekend I preached about how Dreams help form your future, and the importance of getting and keeping the dream God has put in your heart. One of the examples I used was the dream that Wilbur and Orvillr Wright had from little boys to fly. Today as I was looking over some of my notes I came across this note Chris Blue, our Faith City campus pastor in Palm Harbor, FL. sent me. It's concerning the Wright brothers. I thought you would like to read it, so here you go. 

"Wilbur and Orville had both received Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour during their youth. Throughout their lives, they refused to work on Sundays, and they did not drink, smoke, or gamble. The level of cooperation between Wilbur and Orville was truly remarkable, even during their somewhat loud debates over possible solutions to problems. They remained cheerful while experiencing danger and physical hardship. They were not dependent on praise and recognition for their motivation, and when fame and fortune finally came, they retained their humility.
The Christian character displayed by the Wright brothers was evident to those around them. Co-founder of the Rolls-Royce Motor Co., C.S. Rolls, gave the following description of Wilbur and Orville:
‘They have lived through continual accusations of bluff, through disbelief and ridicule and have been unaffected. Now they have seen the sudden turn of popular opinion and have sprung to fame; but they are still equally unaffected, pursuing their daily work with their own hands in their own quiet way.’
And what was their father’s explanation for these enviable characteristics displayed by Wilbur and Orville?
‘He never tired of relating the positive effect that the Bible had had on his children.’
The Wright brothers used intelligence, experience, and ingenuity to design their aircraft. They allowed chance to play no part. From studying God’s creation in the form of bird-flight, they were helped to develop their own creation of a better aircraft. If we marvel at how great their achievement was, how much more should we give glory to the Creator who designed flight in the first place."
Just remember that God has a definite purpose for you in this world... the more you get to know Him, the greater you will know yourself, and His dream for you... Blessings friend, Karl