Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Thomas Edison and Henry Ford were very good friends, despite their age gap. Henry Ford showed how much his friendship with Edison meant, when he gave him the first car off every Ford assembly line - that is the Model T, the Model A, the first V-8 and the Lincoln - what a cool friend to have!!!
As Edison lay on his death bed, Ford asked Thomas' family to grant him one strange request. On the 18th October 1931, the day Thomas died, his son Charles caught his last breath in a container and later presented this to Ford. Henry Ford was obsessed with catching Edison's last breath, because he believed that it would continue to provide him with imagination and inspiration. This container stayed by Ford's bedside until his dying day and now you can see this in the Henry Ford Museum.
Friends, we don't have to keep the breath of God in a container in order for the Spirit to inspire us. In fact, the Holy Spirit would never fit in a small container -the Spirit of God fills the whole universe and that would take a gigantic container to hold the Spirit.
May we know the inspiration of the Holy Spirit today and may He point us to Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 11:2 - The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD...
Breathe on us, God of Grace,
P.S. See more of the story here - Edison's Breath