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Right Under Their Noses - And They Missed It

Two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, made the first successful flight on December 17, 1903. They sent a telegram to their sister in Dayton, Ohio with the good news. It read: "First sustained flight, 59 seconds. Home for Christmas."

Their sister was elated and took the telegram to the local newspaper. The next day, the paper ran an item on page 16, under the obituaries, with this notice: Local bicycle merchants to spend holidays at home."
Can you believe it? One of the greatest events of the 20th century, and they missed it, though it was right under their noses!

But hasn't this seemed to be the case for years and years?

    1. The people in Jesus' day did not recognize Him. "He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him." (John 1:10-11)
    2. Many people have great families but do not appreciate them. At the top of most people's list of things to be thankful for are family and yet we very seldom appreciate them like we should.
    3. We take our blessings from God for granted and are unappreciative. We are all "rich" by the world's standards. But instead of being satisfied, we have covetous hearts that demand more and more.
    How many great blessings are right under your nose and you miss them every single day? May we all learn to see the blessings around us and stop to give thanks!

For His Cause,
Tim Woodward