Monday, September 20, 2010

Babel and UnBabel

The story of the tower of Babel is somewhat of a mystery to me. It doesn't make sense to me in so many ways. And Roger and I were talking recently how it just doesn't get credit as an amazing miracle. Really, how did God do that. One minute they were talking and the next they couldn't understand each other. What were they trying to do? They were trying to build a tower that would reach God.

Do you ever do that? Do you ever get caught up in doing this amazing thing for the glory of God that you think you are getting there? You know, to God?

Now compare that to the 2nd Chapter of Acts when the Holy Spirit came down among Christ's followers. They all spoke one language until suddenly the unBabel! They are speaking in a myriad of languages. Did they know they were speaking in something different; did it sound different before it hit their lips or just after?

God reached down to us with the unBabel. He said, you don't need to build a tower to me; I'll come down and speak to you.


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