Love bears all things.  – 1 Cor 13:6

Reflection. When Thomas Edison invented the electric light bulb in 1879, there were many failures along the way.  At one point, his assistant in a fit of frustration, urged him to give up.  “We have gone through thousands of experiments,” he said, “and they have all failed.”  Edison snapped back, “Failed, no.  We have learned thousands of experiments that do not work.  We’re getting closer.”  Perseverance is the way to success.

Prayer. Dear Lord, I know the joy and celebration that awaits those who persevere.  Help me to endure all things and plod along with confidence in reaching my goals.