I really cannot remember how I came by this little article, but most likely the reason I kept it is because it is good!
What do you think?
‘A group of students was asked to list what they thought were the present Seven Wonders of the World.
‘Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes:
‘Egypt’s Great Pyramids, Taj Mahal, Grand Canyon, Panama Canal, Empire State Building, St Peter’s Basilica, China’s Great Wall.
‘While gathering the votes, the teacher noticed that one student had not finished her paper. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The girl replied, “Yes, a little. I couldn’t quite make up my mind, because there were so many.”
‘The teacher said, “Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help.” The girl hesitated, then read, “I think the Seven Wonders of the World are to see, to hear, to touch, to taste, to feel, to laugh and to love.”’
Not a bad answer, wouldn’t you agree?
The Bible declares that the Lord is the ‘God of wonders, who performs miracles and displays his power among the peoples.’ See Psalm 77, 14.
From this affirmation comes the refrain of an old hymn:
‘Great God of wonders, all thy ways are matchless, god-like and divine;
‘Such dire offences to forgive, such guilty daring souls to spare;
‘This is thy grand prerogative, and none shall in the honour share;
‘Who is a pardoning God like thee, or who has grace so rich and free?’
Samuel Davis, living in the middle years of the 18th century, obviously had a deep personal perspective of the love and mercy of God. It may of course be ours, too, albeit in a very different time and culture.
P.S. Please be aware that another Book Aid collection is upon us!
Look out your unwanted Christian literature, which can be sent to churches in Africa; Bibles, commentaries and biographies are especially needed.
Saturday June 15th, 10.00 – 12.00, Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Road, Eastbourne.