Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Seven Wonders

A few weeks ago some friends returned from the Great Wall of China. Their incredible experience was discussed at my house over dinner which lead to my son asking what the seven wonders of the world actually were.

After supper we sat down to teach him of these grandiose spectacles. After much discussion and curios exploration we settled on the following seven for that nights learning:
  1. The Pyramids of Egypt
  2. The Great Wall of China
  3. The Taj Mahal
  4. The Panama Canal
  5. The Leaning Tower of Pisa
  6. Stonehenge
  7. The Colosseum
Keeping the lessons quick and simple we thought we had made an impact on our son as he remained both quiet and inquisitive throughout. His puzzled expression left us interested in what he was thinking so I asked him what was on his mind.

He paused and looked up. Then he said he had a new list. His seven wonders were as follows:
  1. To touch
  2. To taste
  3. To see
  4. To hear
  5. To run
  6. To laugh
  7. To love
It is very easy to look at what humans have created as wonders while we look at what God has created as ordinary. Explore the true wonders of the world. Maybe your lists are slightly different yet equally wondrous.

God bless.

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