Seven Wonders of the World


A group of students was asked to list what they thought the list of the Seven Wonders of the World should include. There were some differences of opinion, but the most votes went to the following:

  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

You may not recognize each of the seven wonders, and you may also question some of the choices. What would your choices be Think about it for a minute. One quiet student seemed to be having a problem as she worked on her list. "What’s your problem" they asked her. "It’s difficult to make up your mind. There are so many things to think about," she replied. "Read us your list so far and we’ll help you with it." Here was her list:

  1. To see
  2. To hear
  3. To touch
  4. To taste
  5. To feel
  6. To laugh
  7. To love

The room suddenly went silent as the students realized how they had truly overlooked the simple, amazing wonders that we all take for granted. All of the items on the student’s list are God-given wonders that most of us enjoy every single day of our lives. All of the choices on the group’s list are man-made, with the exception of one, and most of us will never see many or any of them. The man-made wonders were designed and constructed using the marvelous brain that God designed and gave to each one of us.

One more God-given wonder is your never-dying spirit and soul that God has lovingly given to you so that you may spend eternity in heaven with His beloved Son Jesus. However, He holds you responsible for a decision you must make. After your time here on earth is over, your soul will spend eternity in one of two places -

Heaven or Hell.

If your sins are forgiven, the happiness of heaven is where you will be with Jesus who loves you and died for you. If your sins are not forgiven, the total darkness of hell is where you will spend eternity in anguish and remorse with the devil and his angels. The Bible says, "I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life" (Deuteronomy30:19).

What is your decision?

If you choose life, you only need to tell the Lord Jesus that you are truly sorry for your sins and that you believe that He died for you and made God’s necessary payment for your sins when His blood was shed. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears My word, and believes on Him that sent Me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life" (John5:24).

There’s nothing more to do and nothing to buy!

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