A group of Geography students studied the Seven Wonders of the world. At
the end of that section, the students were asked to list what they
considered to be Seven Wonders of the modern world.
Though there was some disagreement, the following got the most votes:
1. Egypt's Great Pyramids,
2. Taj Mahal,
3. Grand Canyon,
4. Panama Canal,
5. Empire State Building,
6. St. Peter's Basilica,
7. China's Great Wall.
Gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student, a quiet girl,
hadn't turned in her paper yet. 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:
1. to touch
2. to taste
3. to see
4. to hear
She hesitated a little, and then added:
5. to run
6. to laugh
7. and to love
It is far too easy for us to look at the exploits of man and refer to them
as "wonders" while we overlook all God has done, regarding them as merely
May you be reminded today of those things which are truly wondrous.