I'm so happy that the Chinese artist spent all his time and money and creative energy constructing this amazing event. It truly is a feat for any fireworks artist! I'm glad his deep love for his grandmother propelled him. Love surely is motivating. I have not seen the documentary but I've seen his work in stills and it is amazing.
"This is where I want to make a ladder to connect the Earth to the universe," said Cai in 1994, ... Ultimately too ill to attend in person, she had to watch via cell phone, and died just a month later. Sky Ladder, Cai's attempt to commune with the unseen world, was the perfect parting gift. (Source)
|That job has been permanently filled, by Jesus. Video Screen grab source|
The great and majestic thing about the connection between heaven and earth is firstly, Heaven came down. (John 6:38). Jesus condescended to st aside His glory and humbled himself unto death, even death on a cross.
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (Philippians 2:5-8).
Secondly, to attain heaven, we need not construct anything, work for anything, perform anything, do anything. We can't. The sky ladder for his grandmother was an act of devotion and love by an artist, a man. Jesus' devotion to the Father who is GOD to do His will meant that Jesus' work in life and on the cross is all that is necessary for mere humans to ascend the ladder to heaven forever- if we believe. God was satisfied with Jesus and raised Him to life on the third day, and now all that is necessary to climb the very real sky ladder is to repent and believe. (Mark 1:15).
The documentary about the life of gunpowder artist Cai Guo-Qiang is on Netflix. He sought to do this fireworks display for over 21 years, pondering how to make earth and heaven meet in fire. It was his quest...his white whale.
Man has sought to build towers to the heavens before. (Genesis 11:4).
But earth and heaven have met.
And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it! (Genesis 28:12).
God is personally involved in the affairs of men, sending His messengers to and fro to execute His will. On one day 2000 years ago, He sent His messenger to tell Mary that the day had arrived whereupon heaven and earth met, in her womb, and she would birth the babe who would be THE ladder between heaven and earth. He is the door, the way, the entry.
No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven (John 3:13).
Praise the Lord there is a way to reach heaven. Jesus.