– Author: Author Unknown, from Disciple Magazine
A group of geography students studied the “Seven Wonders of the World.” At the end of the lecture, the students were asked to list what they considered to be the present-day seven wonders of the world. Although there was some disagreement, the following got the most votes: 1) the Great Pyaramids of Egypt, 2) the Taj Mahal, 3) the Grand Canyon, 4) the Panama Canal, 5) the Empire State Building, 6) St. Peter’s Basilica, and 7) the Great Wall of China.
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 possibilities.”
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 another moment, and then continued, “. . . 5) to hope, 6) to laugh, 7) and to love.”
The room became so silent it was deafening! You see, it is far too easy for us to look at the exploits of man and refer to them as “wonders,” while we overlook all the amazing things God has done, regarding such blessings as merely “ordinary.” Life itself is wondrous, amazing, and miraculous! Why don’t we notice this and declare it to be so with each breath and within every moment we live here on the earth? To do so is to truly LIVE! May you be aware each day of those things which are truly wondrous! Count your blessings, and shout for joy!