Conntecting the Dots

A Lesson Learned on China’s Great Wall

Four days ago I walked on the Great Wall of China. It’s an amazing feat of human engineering considering modern-day machinery and technology didn’t exist when it was built. I now understand why construction spanned more than 800 years and claimed more than a million lives. And all for the sake of protecting the land from invading armies. Too bad it didn’t work.

Great Wall vertical

The Wall leaves millions of tourists in awe every year, myself included. But let’s put things into perspective: Man didn’t create this structure on his own. Ultimately, God created man with the know-how and ability to build it.

How much more, then, should we stand in awe of God and His wisdom and power?

Read these Scriptures and then meditate on them for a few minutes. May the truth resonate with our hearts and minds. May it transform thoughts tainted by fear and doubt. May it stir us to praise, filling us with courage in knowing we serve Almighty God. And may it move us to rest as we learn to trust our lives and loved ones into His care.

“Who else has held the oceans in his hand?

Who has measured off the heavens with his fingers?

Who else knows the weight of the earth

or has weighed the mountains and hills on a scale?

Who is able to advise the Spirit of the LORD?

Who knows enough to give him advice or teach him?

All the nations of the world are but a drop in the bucket.

They are nothing more than dust on the scales.

He picks up the whole earth as though it was a grain of sand.

All the wood in Lebanon’s forest and all Lebanon’s animals would not be enough

to make a burnt offering worthy of our God.”

– Isaiah 40:12,13,15-17

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