Two years ago I had an amazing opportunity to tour Israel and Jordan. We visited so many amazing sites that it’s difficult to remember them all and their significance.
I still remember Mount Nebo, though.
Mount Nebo is in the country of Jordan. It is also the place where God showed Moses the Promised Land, which Moses was not allowed to enter. As I stood on Mount Nebo and looked across into Israel, I was moved to tears at the thought of Moses. I couldn’t imagine the heartbreak he felt. For years Moses led the Israelites through the wilderness, always with the hope of the Promised Land. And then, when they had finally reached it, Moses was kept from entering it because of his own sin.
Moses saw the Promised Land but never got to experience its goodness.
I feel the same way about all the new Legos.
Recently I got to spend some time with my younger cousin. He’s awesome and he’s totally into Legos. The Legos he gets to play with are far superior to the Legos I got to play with. The Legos when I was younger were blue, green, yellow and red. My friends and I would build makeshift cars and run them into each other. My cousin’s Lego are far more impressive.
My cousin has Star Wars Legos, City Legos and Mummy Legos. He gets to build X-Wings, fire stations and pyramid tombs. My head would have exploded if there had been an X-Wing Lego set when I was a kid. I would have gotten every Star Wars set possible in order to recreate all of my favorite scenes: X-Wings, the Millennium Falcon and gold bikinis. But those sets didn’t even exist when I was younger.
I see the new, awesome Lego sets but never get to experience their goodness.
I could buy and assemble those Lego sets as an adult. Somehow, though, it doesn’t feel like it would be the same. For now I’ll have to be content watching my cousin play with his Legos. I can also hope that by the time I have my own children there will be even cooler Lego sets.
God might have to punish me, though, for stealing my children’s Legos.
Which of today’s toys makes you wish you were a kid again?