Think of the technology-the absolutely marvelous inventions of e-mail and satellite communication-and all totally helpless to bring one mouthful
of life-giving food.
All these wonders of the wisdom of man have their limitations. "The world by wisdom knew not God" (1 Corinthians 1:21). The greatest of them, going out to distant planets and the far reaches of the universe, can never lift one soul up to heaven.
It reminds us of the time, thousands of years ago, when men said, "Let us build us . . . a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven" (Genesis 11:4). They started building, but did it reach so far? Not
then not nownot ever!
At last there came a time on Wrangel Island when the weather cleared briefly, just long enough for a helicopter to fly in, pick up the men, and fly back out. They were saved!