Silence and the gems of glory

The lustrous gems preach the gospel in their setting as guided by the skill and hand of the master jeweler. Their silence is enough, as the eloquence is palpable. And what is the gospel of the diamond?

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That there is One greater than the shine, there is One more honorable than the collected oohs and aahs of the wedding ring admirers; there is One who can be appreciated through the rust of time, whose heritage can still be passed down. In this, there is an expected glory to be given, and the fact is: like it or not, believe it or not, we all give glory to someone. Sooooooo, what do we say of He who made the diamond, the gold, or the pearl? Or do we relish in our arrogance thinking that such gems are a mere accident or only circumstance of ‘time.’

People will stand in awe of a thousand-year old castle, and have no interest in the glory due to the designer or builder.  Time has silenced the deserved praise of the craftsman, and replaced it with the glory of the tenants. They who dwell in such a place have gladly accepted the accolades of they who have less, or better yet, they who know even less.

Some speak of the greatness of Shakespeare, but give no glory to He who gave the tools and inspiration to man for the alphabet, whereby the poet could ply his craft; yea even Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last, He who is very familiar with words.

Similar to the perfectness of arithmetic, the alphabet has long lived in under-appreciated silence. There is always something, someone beyond the efforts and achievements of man. Some defer to MD’s, PhD’s, RN’S, lawyers, teachers, sportsmen,  architects, engineers, painters, sages, musicians, bakers, or grass cutters, and the list is endless as to who could be on the receiving end of adulation.

There is certainly nothing wrong with the recognition of artistry, ingenuity, beauty, skill, labor, and all around inspiration, but man would be well served to consider what or who ultimately receives the worth of our words.

When a man as Neil D. Tyson is paraded with others carrying his brain on their platter of pride to worship his alleged genius, yeah, there is a whole lot of ‘glory’ served up. And why pray tell is such a fellow wrapped in lavish laurels?

Because he has fashioned words and ideas which attempt to make God irrelevant or non-existent, while cleverly making himself a god. Yep, words tend to do such things. He is famous for this:

God is an everreceding pocket of scientific ignorance that’s getting smaller and smaller and smaller as time goes on.’

As I said,  ‘served up on a platter of pride.’ Unknowingly or not, the disciples of such thought give glory to man, but not for building something that will last for centuries or even millenia, but for speaking God OUT of His creation. No small feat here.

A child of three will look up and see the glory of the stars, and the obvious design brought much closer to his conscience by the very moon, and know innately of a Creator, and the ‘learned man’ will come along and steal his wonder by telling him he needs to ‘study’ the ways of the world, and in time, he will believe there is ‘no’ Master Designer.

 The child needs to be re-educated in that which he instinctively knows. Ouch.

Yea, good luck with trying to justify offending one of the little ones who naturally believe. Mr. Tyson, his disciples, and any who discount or write off a Creator, preach words and the gospel of Unbelief. They bring a message of diamonds without the effulgence.

They promise a pocket of gold which is simply colored plastic. It is a song with discordant notes. It is water that is dry. It is words with no life. It is sad. They preach the gospel of humanism which by its very nature is dark, damp, cold, and dastardly.

They want faith from the faithful, hope from the hopeful, and truth from the truthful, all with a goal to put a lustre on the little stone god called ego, to fashion their own artificial gem. Man must have a golden calf.

If words were food, would we  bring words of nutrition and life, or words of death?  Would our words be palatable to the mind and stomach, or would we be better served to send them to the compactor?

When a man says God is getting smaller and smaller, I submit His self-absorption is becoming larger and larger, for a man who makes such a claim,  pride is a great sheet that covers a lot of acreage. Nature preaches a gospel of the Creator, and the animals bow in humble obedience.

The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.

And so the females give birth by the ‘word’ of God; by the Creator’s genius the animals hear this voice and the forests clap in approval. And the result?

In this new place of life and light, where gems are a preview of something more permanent, everyone speaks of the glory of God, and rightly so. Silence can be the pearl of great price, but not at the moment.

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24 Responses to Silence and the gems of glory

  1. Wally Fry says:

    “Silence can be the pearl of great price, but not at the moment.”

    May I climb on my soapbox for a moment? I hope so, because here I go! I’m feeling a little riled up this morning, and my encounters in the blog world have fueled me up, so I am stoked and ready to go.

    Silence is NOT golden at the moment.

    We stand idly by as a lost and dying world climbs aboard the Long Black Train as described in that song. We watch idly as friends, co workers, and loved ones make choices that will affect them for all eternity and we never say a word. After all, we don’t want to stir the pot.

    We stand idly by as men such as our friend Neil spout their brand of humanism, and we never say a word, because they are so…..smart.

    Worse yet, we watch in silence as supposed “Christians” spout nonsense that counters the very foundational beliefs of true Christianity. And we do that because, well, they are “scholars who do that for a living,” and we are just mere bloggers.

    Jude told us…to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. It’s time we do that. Now is, truly, the time. And if we choose to remain silent then we should not be surprised about the result. That might be the time for silence, for we really relinquish our right to say anything about it if we just watched it happen.

    Thanks…I feel better now!

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  2. ColorStorm says:

    So you liked the last sentence eh…… 😉

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  3. Such lovely words, ColorStorm, and so true.

    There’s this thing now where we can preserve our loved one’s ashes and have them made into a diamond to wear on our finger. Rather creepy if you ask me, but there’s a real deception worked in there, this idea that we can be preserved for all of eternity. Nope, like it or not, we all have a date with destiny and from dust we come and to dust we will return. Reminds me of that saying, you can’t polish a turd. I suppose you can make a diamond, but even a diamond is a cold and inanimate thing, having no life, no energy. Like it or not however, energy cannot be created or destroyed. It does not remain in that dearly departed diamond.

    Don’t let them fool ya. “Science, registered trademark, is an ever–receding pocket of ignorance that’s getting smaller and smaller and smaller as time goes on.” Fixed it for you. Those who are wise and study such things know that science is simply the study and observation of the ways of God.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Tkx bunches for the comeback insanitybytes22. Registered trademark. Nice.

      Some time ago a man observed: ‘science is dangerous in the hands of UN-sanctified minds.’

      Here’s the thing though: He was applauding the advances by the intellect of man, but crushing any opinion that leaves God out from his own creation. Kinda makes sense.

      I had said it before that a friend who is PHD in Microbiology, has stated that his unbelieving colleagues KNOW the ‘accidental creation’ is a farce, based on the laws of observation and provability, chance, all known in the lab, but they Cannot, they will not accept the only alternative.

      Indeed, my friend’s colleagues worship N.D.T of course. Then there is that word to Paul, from Paul: that EVERY mouth may be stopped…………………….’Silence whippersnapper!!!

      Nuff said.

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  4. As a person who taught high school art for 31 years, as well as being the wife of a lifelong master jeweler—I have learned to marvel in the craftsmanship of man—yet I know enough to realized the true source of the gift of vision and of the ability to use one’s eyes, mind, hands. . .utilizing the gifts given to us by the Master Creator. I often referred to those who seemed to have been born with talent, that God-given talent which came naturally and with ease as well as the “talent” that came after years of practice, trial and error. Each a gift—one of the immediate and one of practice, patience and endurance.
    Again, going back to the pure wonderment of the Universe. Beauty in the heavens and the stars but certainly no random result of bangs, booms and the finite mind of man. . .ours is a world of the infinite—and I marvel humbly in what has been offered to us, the created. . .
    Here is the finding the jewels in the rough. . .
    Jules

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  5. archaeopteryx1 says:

    what do we say of He who made the diamond, the gold, or the pearl?

    I can’t speak for “we,” but I, and many scientists such as Dr. Tyson, say that the pearl was created by an oyster, in an effort to isolate a foreign irritant. The gold was made by three successive supernovae, each converting its collected elements into ever-heavier elements. And the diamond, by time, heat, and enormous pressure on carbon – the remains of fossils that belie the myth that anything supernatural created anything.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Very nice arch, but you are in poor company, for even the devil himself disagrees with you.

      You aren’t quite that clever, and your hero Neil D? Guys like him are a dime a dozen, and if I were you, I would ask for a refund.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        even the devil himself disagrees with you” – Well, he’s had a restraining order out against me for quite some time now, something about a bad influence, so —

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  6. archaeopteryx1 says:

    I have a question for you, CS, on the meaning of “good” – does your god say something is good because it IS good, or is ANYthing good as long as your god says it is?

    And no scripture-flinging this time, just plain conversational English will do nicely —

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Nice try with the bait and trap: ‘your god,’ As if MY God is one of many,

      But ‘scripture flinging?’ Ah no, that is what YOU do; I tend to have a bit more respect for the word of God which is good.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        As if MY God is one of many” – As usual, CS, you’re wrong – YOUR god, because I don’t have one – simply “god” would imply that I acknowledge one too. Maybe you should just ask what I mean instead of leaping to tall conclusions in a single bound.

        So I take it you have no intention of discussing the concept of good. If not, I don’t see how you can possibly say that atheists can’t be good without your god. [see above definition of “your” –]

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        Nice try with the bait and trap: ‘your god,’ As if MY God is one of many” – Paranoid much?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Incorrigible and recalcitrant immediately come to mind archx1 as to your incessant dings.

          Btw, the post here has a few ‘good’ things in it. Look for them………….

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          I did, but couldn’t find any. It simply seemed like just another post designed to elicit “attaboys” from your disciples.

          So you decline to have a grown-up discussion of the concept of good, is that correct?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Disciples? You must mean people who know the difference between darkness and light………………

          ‘Grown up discussion………………………….’ Hmmm, I’ll have to get back to ya.

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