"Man, in his most intelligent stature, will always try to re-create a safe haven away from the usual"- ©Lightherlamp.
Something caught my eye last night and made it glow and flicker in the darkness of the room. Fact: The "Oasis of the Seas" is currently the world's largest cruise ship, larger than several small towns in America >> *lightbulbmoment.*
Some catchy things about this huge ship: it has a promenade where people can buy anything from cupcakes to gold chains, the best specialty restaurants you can ever dream of (Giovanni's Table, Chops Grille, Solarium Bistro), pizza parlors, Karaoke bars, a central park (150 Central Park-a neighborhood with a huge walkway), a boardwalk (I love boardwalks), and every other thing a city needs for its people to survive.
Guess what? I think we're talking about another kind of "Tower of Babel" thing going on here! A philosophy where people get tired of conflicts and paradoxes, so they try to re-create a peaceful society where they can migrate to. This ship weighs 222,000 tons & sits over 8500 people, and it was created to look like a city. I bet the people on board
don't even realize that they are floating on water.
The Way the World Thinks:
We can recreate. We can design robots, make clones do the job and handle our affairs. We can utilize stem cells and use them to create perfection. We can choose the best traits and put them in our children: blue eyes, good skin, great hair. We can surgically increase our heights. We have no limits. We have no barriers. "Not even God can sink this ship"-creator of the Titanic.
The Ugly Truth:
There is no utopia here on earth, no "ideal community." There is no place for perfection. But sometimes we pretend. We pretend there is no God. We pretend that we are our own creators, and that we can do whatever we want to do. Creating and designing the Oasis of the Seas was not a bad idea, neither was the tower of Babel...or the Titanic. But it is in the "mind-set" of people wherein lies the problem, the idea that "We don't need God." We are sensible enough. The idea that we can create a safe haven where God cannot reach. That we are, indeed, both the Potter and the Clay.
"Where can I go from Your Spirit?Or where can I flee from Your presence?If I ascend into heaven You are thereIf I make my bed in hell, behold You are thereIf I take the wings of the morning,And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,Even there Your hand shall lead me"Psalm 139
Have you ever thought about running away from the world? Is it too much for you to handle? Admittedly, sometimes I wanna get away from it all. But wherever I go, God finds me...and He brings me back to Him. Does He bring you back to Him too? Away from the world's pretentious perfection into His own tried & tested perfection?
Your Take. Let's hear it :)
(oh, my comments on previous posts disappeared when I changed my domain to www.lightherlamp.com. I heard they'll come back soon) *Hugs*
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