The Story of the Wright Brothers and their Sister is a wonderful example of how Almighty God chooses to use the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. It is nothing short of a miracle that the two sons of a little known Christian minister, experienced only in bicycle repair and largely self-educated, would be responsible for unlocking the secrets of flight to a waiting world.
It should come as no surprise, however, that these simple and quiet young men did not achieve their success alone. They had the constant support of loving parents and a caring sister, and above all they had the help of the Lord.
Young people need to understand that God can and does bless the efforts of humble and industrious people, young and old alike. The Wright brothers were committed to being useful; they dared to live their God-given dreams even in the midst of public ridicule and financial poverty. They discovered the great thrill of overcoming trials and problems through humble, childlike faith and determination.
May the following story inspire all of God’s children to dare great exploits for the glory of Jesus Christ and the good of mankind.