The Invention of Whiteout

Bette Nesmith was a secretary at a bank in Dallas when she decided there must be a way to correct typewriter mistakes without erasing the ink. She cane up with a formula for a fluid that she could use to paint over mistakes. In a short time all of the secretaries in her office were using her correction fluid.

Betty called her product, “Mistake Out,” and began a business selling it full time.When she sold her business to Gillette Company for $47.5 million, it was making $3.5 million every year on sales that grossed $38 million.

Jesus’ blood does not “mistake out” our sin; it washes us whiter than snow.

Source: Crossroads, Issue 7
Submitted by the homiletics class of West Coast Baptist College

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