All of us are surrounded by and benefit from the results of someone’s quest.
Let me name a few:
Above my head is a bright electric light. Thanks, Tom.
On my nose are eyeglasses that enable me to focus. Thanks, Ben.
In my driveway is a car ready to take me wherever I choose to steer it. Thanks, Henry.
Across my shelves are books full of interesting and carefully researched pages. Thanks, authors.
My list could go on and on. So could yours.
Because some cared enough to dream, to pursue, to follow through and complete their quest, our lives are more comfortable, more stable.
That’s enough to spur me on. How about you?
Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.