Earlier today, I was thinking about the story of the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11: 1 — 9) — thinking about how God mixed up peoples’ language as punishment for their pride.
Their “pride” being the mindset of: We can build a tower to Heaven!
I was thinking about the Tower of Babel, and asked myself “Why does God do things like that?”
Why does God punish us for a sin — pride — that He allows us to feel in the first place?
After all: Can’t God, being God, wipe away pride entirely so that we never get too big for our britches?
I was asking myself these questions while I looked through my list of “Liked” videos on YouTube, and found my answer:
A Swedish song, sung by a holographic Japanese pop star.
How does this answer my question?
This is how:
As a Catholic, I believe that God brings good out of every evil.
To quote J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion:
Iluvatar’s (God’s) words to the Ainur (angels) after Melkor’s (the Devil’s) failed rebellion:
…no theme may be played that hath not its uttermost source in me, nor can any alter the music in my despite. For he that attempteth this shall prove but mine instrument in the devising of things more wonderful, which he himself hath not imagined.
If God didn’t do what He did at Babel, we’d never be able to experience the joy of seeing a leek-swinging teen sing in a field.
I like to believe that the other reason God mixed up peoples’ language at Babel is because He thought of Hatsune Miku and said to Himself “I’ve gotta make that happen!”
Why do I believe God is a Hatsune Miku fan?
Whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.
~ Philippians 4:8