So, we had a snowstorm here in central Illinois and we are under a nearly foot-thick blanket of this inconvenient, cold white mess. We built a snowman (snow beast thingy) in our front yard today, since the kids were off from school.
This got me to thinking about life - my life in particular, and mankind in general. The question is this: Why is it that we humans find it necessary to make our mark, or some kind of graven image of ourselves - in this case, to erect a graven image of snow that is supposed to resemble ourselves. Is it some kind of monument to our superiority over nature? Am I being like King Saul (c.f. I Samuel 15:12b) or even Nebuchadnezzar by making a snowman in my front yard??? Hmm.... Maybe. Oh well, I think it was a good likeness of me, don't you?