After God cleansed the earth, Noah and his family were called to once again spread about the earth, be fruitful and multiply. Unfortunately, when offered the opportunity to once again follow the Lord, the people chose instead to glorify themselves. They decided to build a tower that might reach God. They wished to create something that could compete with the heavens, that could challenge the creation of God. Their pride led them to build a tower, and so God confused their speech, that man might never try to come together to become like God. Our reading tonight comes from Genesis 11. The ornament was made by the Queen from sc*lpey clay.
"Behold, the Lord will pass by, and before the Lord, a great and powerful wind will be rending the mountains and shattering the rocks; but the Lord will not be in the wind. After the wind, an earthquake, but the Lord will not be in the earthquake. After the earthquake, there will be a fire, but the Lord will not be in the fire. After the fire, there will be a sound of a gentle breeze, and the Lord will be there."
But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she may help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful; and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. Luke 10:40-42