Its been over a year since I placed my "big boy's toy" on the blog, but it has received more hits than the combined total of the next best twenty posts. Now, here is a new take, a modernized version of that toy. Its like romper room meets star trek and the hybrid offspring of this union is this "far out" version. I must admit I like it, but I am sure it still would make enough noise on the road to irritate most people. I wonder, why do people always want something "new"? Here is a passage from the book of Acts that may provide some insight.
Acts 17:16-31 (WEB)
16) Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw the city full of idols.
17) So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who met him.
18) Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also were conversing with him. Some said, “What does this babbler want to say?” Others said, “He seems to be advocating foreign deities,” because he preached Jesus and the resurrection.
19) They took hold of him, and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, “May we know what this new teaching is, which is spoken by you?
20) For you bring certain strange things to our ears. We want to know therefore what these things mean.”
21) Now all the Athenians and the strangers living there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing.
22) Paul stood in the middle of the Areopagus, and said, “You men of Athens, I perceive that you are very religious in all things.
23) For as I passed along, and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription: ‘TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.’ What therefore you worship in ignorance, this I announce to you.
24) The God who made the world and all things in it, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, doesn’t dwell in temples made with hands,
25) neither is he served by men’s hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself gives to all life and breath, and all things.
26) He made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the surface of the earth, having determined appointed seasons, and the boundaries of their dwellings,
27) that they should seek the Lord, if perhaps they might reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.
28) ‘For in him we live, and move, and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also his offspring.’
29) Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold, or silver, or stone, engraved by art and design of man.
30) The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked. But now he commands that all people everywhere should repent,
31) because he has appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he has ordained; of which he has given assurance to all men, in that he has raised him from the dead.”
After your physical needs are met, what then? Why not try to find something to stimulate your mind? Such was the case of the Athenians and in America of the 21st century it is true today. How many people do you know that are retired or on disability? I know a lot and I am sure that you do to. Truth is, without God, nothing satisfies, nothing leaves you "complete". It is only when the soul is made complete by its fellowship with God that true happiness is achieved. God is not just another toy, like this big boy tricycle, he is the answer to all the longing within the spirit of man and that is better than any toy anyone could ever dream up.