The opening ceremonies to the Beijing Olympics were the most spectacular human achievement I have ever witnessed. My wife and I agree; they’re a must see even in this brief life of ours.
Some multiple of four years ago, I watched a portion of another opening olympic ceremony, and I thought it was the silliest waste of time possible. Feel-good frippery. But this past Friday’s ceremony was invested with significance for me because I have been tracking (thanks to the New York Times) China’s peaceful rise as a world economic (et cetera) power. China was making a very expensive statement with this show.
Humans are amazing creatures, but little did most (?) of those 15,000 jaw-dropping Chinese performers know that they were expressing God’s image in them through their creativity, strength, and beauty. How sad that man suppresses the knowledge of the Creator whose impulse still causes them to rise to new heights and push the outer limits.