I remember reading an article about a group of students who were 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, 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 had not finished 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 to see, to hear, to touch, to taste, to feel, to laugh, and to love.” The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop. The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wondrous! Genesis 2:26-27 tells us that we were created “in the image of God.” The Psalmist writes that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” How awesome is that! May we never forget the wonder and beauty of life. May we always remember that life is a gift and each day is an opportunity to live, love, and laugh. I give God thanks and praise for all His great wonders!
– Dr. Neil Epler