January 31 Minute Message

Jan 31, 2019Tom Ellsworth

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Dr. Seuss wrote, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.

Reading is such an important activity; good exercise for the mind. An engaging book – whether in audio or print – is a treasure full of riches beyond compare. William Howard Taft was elected our nation’s 27th president and sworn into office in March 1909. At his inauguration, he addressed a nation anxious to hear his vision for the future. Dignitaries from across the country gathered for this unique quadrennial event. Taft’s wife and three children were also present, but his youngest son Charles was not listening. Fearing that his dad’s speech would be boring, he had taken a book to read while his dad spoke – the book was Treasure Island.

There is a book that itself is a priceless treasure; its pages contain wisdom for everyday living and point the reader to the incomparable riches of eternity and life beyond explanation. It surpasses all other books and presidential speeches – it’s the Word of God. Reading it exercises the soul and makes us wise.