time to grow up

Monday May 28th, Genesis 11: 5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. 6 The LORD said, "If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other." 8 So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel —because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth. Sitting around the campfire, the child asks, “why do some people talk so we can’t understand them?” The question prompts this story. It is just a story, but at the same time it is a story that gives some insight into humanity. Humanity wasn’t ready to get together and try to solve the worlds problems, Humanity was, as a child, too focused inward on itself. Pentecost sends us out. It reverses Babel. Now if our maturity would just catch up.


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