On the news today, it was reported that that China has just built a chocolate theme park, using 176,000 pounds of chocolate. Everything in the park is made of chocolate, including clothes, real size cars, and a replica of the Great Wall Of China. When it showed The Great Wall Of Chocolate, I snapped the first two pictures. That's when I knew what today's post would be. The rest of the pictures are the real Great Wall, as taken by my son and daughter-in-law when they went to China three years ago. That is them in the last picture, Mike and Melissa. The Great Wall is one of the seven wonders of the world, over 2,000 years old, and the largest man made structure in the world. There is a fanciful tale that a friendly dragon traced out it's course, and the workers just had to follow it's tracks. The other day I laughed when I read that the day after the wall was completed, the neighbor's dog got through! Seriously, though, people being what they are, it didn't take long to figure out how to get through. They simply bribed the guards. There's probably not a wall anywhere that someone can't get through if they really want to. What say you, are walls ever a good thing, except for protection against floods and nature? Back in prehistoric times, when I was a girl, if a neighbor built a very high fence, it was called a "spite fence". But I haven't heard that term used in many moons. Here is the account of a perfect, impenetrable wall. Zechariah 2:3,5 says "Jerusalem will be a city without walls....and I myself will be a wall of fire around it," declares the Lord, "and I will be it's glory within." They will need no walls, because they will have God himself as their wall. Nothing can get through a wall of fire, can it? Fire can expand to accomodate more, or shrink to protect better. A promise of hope and comfort for the future to encourage the people of Jerusalem. Walls and fences, do they divide or protect?