It’s amazing, as a woman, to see how men love to construct things. Something deep in their hearts compels them to BUILD. There are many styles and sizes…architects, engineers, carpenters, brick layers, plumbers, even musicians, painters…there’s an endless list of jobs for men to roll up their sleeves and build something GREAT.
As a small example, Boettchler Hall in Denver, below. When I asked why those crazy discs were hanging from the ceiling, I was told the sound waves bounce off them and back into the concert hall to improve the acoustics. Now who thought that up? I love it! And they work; after listening to the symphony, my body and soul were reverberating from that glorious music.
It’s astounding what men can build out of rock, wood, metal and water. How they come up their brilliant ideas and actually implement them is miraculous, even according to the Bible. The Tower of Babel story speaks of the genius of men when they get together as a team to build their dream:
Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinarand and settled there.
They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 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. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 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.
If all the men of earth got together, NOTHING they could think of would be impossible for them…that’s a pretty amazing statement. That’s how great God made us. No wonder men slip into humanism or the temptation to think they are gods. I guess God mixed up our language to keep us just a tad humble 🙂
- Denver Performing Arts Center, Home of Boettchler Hall