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Sep

VERSATILITY

   Posted by: pastordiehl   in Trials of Our Faith

One of today’s most successful corporations began in 1916 as a carpenter’s shop in Denmark. When the housing market collapsed during the Great Depression, the shop was converted to manufacture toys. When the wooden-toy department burned down in 1960, the company staked its future on the little interlocking plactic bricks it had been making. Today we know the company as Lego, the fifth-largest toymaker in the world, with annual sales of $1 billion.

Here is a company that refused to quit, but modified itself with each reversal and difficulty along its history. And I think its a great example of the versatile life Christians should be leading. Each failure or detour in our lives should lead us to rethink and redirect our lives from that point on.

As the old saying goes, “Its not over ’til the fat lady sings.” Or, as the Proverb writer says it, “For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity” (Proverbs 24:16).

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