Opportunity Lost January 1 A General Electric ad raises the question: “What was Thomas Edison’s biggest blunder?” The ad reveals that Edison opposed the theory of alternating current developed by Charles Steinmetz. The ad concludes by stating that Steinmetz was almost refused admission at Ellis Island as an unfit immigrant. “One of the men most responsible for the electrification of America was almost turned away at its gate.” That would indeed have been a tragedy. A greater tragedy, however, takes place all the time. People turn Christ away on the doorstep of their lives because they do not want Him to reign over their lives. And just think of the light that He brings for our darkness!