The Seven Wonders

by | Jun 7, 1998 | Creation, God's Love, Poem

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I heard about a group of Geography students who studied the Seven
Wonders of the World.  At the end of that section, the students were
asked to list what they each considered to be the Seven Wonders of the
World.  Though there was some disagreement, the following got the most
votes: Egypt’s Great Pyramids, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon, the
Panama Canal, the Empire State Building, St.  Peter’s Basilica and
China’s Great Wall.

While 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 quiet 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

The girl hesitated, then read, “I think the Seven Wonders of the World
are, to touch and to taste, to see and to hear .  .  .  ” She
hesitated a little, “and then, to run and to laugh 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 that God has done, regarding
them as merely “ordinary.”  May you be reminded today of those things
which are truly wondrous.

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The Seven Wonders