The National Spelling Bee

Can you spell “chionablepsia?”  How about “schwanoma?”  Now you can because you can see the word.   However in a National Spelling Bee you do not have the luxury of seeing them.  You would only hear the words from an official pronouncer.  The first word means snow blindness and the second means a benign nerve sheath tumor.

However, one soon learns the quest is rewarding but never satisfied.  Solomon wrote, “My child, let me give you some further advice: Be careful, for writing books is endless, and much study wears you out.”  There needs to be balance in our lives.  Study and play, worship and exercise, sleep and family time, work and vacation are all needed for a good life.  Furthermore, we need to remember we have eternity to study.  Sometime in the far flung eons of time you and I will be reading and writing essays that will make Einstein’s work kindergarten material.

Our goal right now is to be sure to seize the opportunity for such a future.  Be sure to accept the gift offered to us by Jesus and the vastness of space and time and knowledge will be ours.  The incredible Teddy Roosevelt, multi-learned man, wrote, “A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.” He wasn’t putting down on college.  He was reminding us not to forget the best.

Written by Roger Bothwell on June 4, 2012

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