Thursday, May 5, 2011

Researching Antiquity

One of my favorite things to watch on television is the National Geographic channel. They often explore places once occupied by ancient civilizations. One venture took the explorers to the top of the Andes mountains 8000 ft. up,to place called Machu Picchu. An ancient Inca civilization occupied this city over 2000 years ago. The explorers were amazed at how wonderfully preserved the city was. How the rocks were so perfectly put together that held up the city walls and housing. How advanced the Inca were. Irrigation canals channeling rain water. Wells & fountains supplying fresh spring water to the ancient city. How perfectly aligned worship areas were to our sun. The scientist used the skeletal remains discovered, to determine the sex,age and what they died from as well as their diets. What was so perplexing to me and the scientist was that the Inca's left no written word on what they did and how they did it. The only way scientist were able to piece together daily activity of these ancient people were through written journals kept by the spanish monks who in turn took part in destroying the Inca civilizations through raids & desecration. The Inca descendants like many other indigenous people passed down stories from one generation to the other, describing the ways of the people. We as Christians are blessed to have written word. The Bible. We can pick this wonderful book up to ask for forgiveness. Read how problems were solved. What was eaten back in the day. A wealth of knowledge. Gods laws. Pick up a Bible today. Start where ever you want. Lord today I ask that you guide me through life with instruction and understanding through your written word, the Bible. Amen

1 comment:

  1. I love documentaries on ancient civilations also they provide much of what public school skips and the Bible provides what no man can. Bless you moms have a good day.