Good Wednesday Everyone:
The tallest building in the world is in the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Called the Burj Khalifa, it is 2,717 feet tall (roughly twice the height of the Empire State Building) and boasts such “highests” as the world’s highest swimming pool and highest observation deck. This amazing skyscraper, opened on January 4, 2010, took five years to build, has more than 160 floors, and cost about $1.5 billion. It also boasts the world’s fastest elevators—they can travel up to 40 mph.
In tonight’s UPLIFT service, we will conclude our walk through the first eleven chapters of Genesis with a look at the fairly well known story of the Tower of Babel. The Tower of Babel was also an impressive construction project designed to really “make a name for the people” but God pulled the plug on this one.
God didn’t “punish” the people for building the Tower but He did hit the resend button and He did redirect their energies. How? Il a créé langues. And then Babel became known as Confusion City.
The Tower of Babel story is so artfully told in Genesis 11. It points ahead to the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit speaks to people from many different cultures each in their own language about Jesus welcoming everybody into the family of God. It’s a fascinating story that speaks to us on many different levels and particularly so as we live in the most ethnically diverse city in America.
Hope you can join us tonight in the East Room at 7:00. – Ronnie