Every so often a post comes along, and gives birth to comments that are just plain spectacular. Some of the finest remarks come from believers and are aimed at mental myopia, and by sheer reasoning are able to level bizarre points of view. Certain comments from unbelievers are stunning in a different way, but regarding anything creatorial, the claims of the foolish are met with five smooth words: ‘He made the stars also.’
Do we see the wonder, do we see the inspiration impossible by the hand of man to dream up such majestic prose in such short eloquence? The mind bending and conscious awareness of all that is beyond, yet clearly visible, but impossible to fathom, summed up in five terse words. He made the stars also.
These are the words that speak to the God of David, who brought down the large man, Goliath of Gath, with a simple stone. These are the words of the God of Daniel who stopped the lion’s mouth and became the friend to the man of God. These are the words of God to whom a woman was lavishly told: ‘Neither do I condemn thee;’ These are the words of the God of Peter who said: ‘ME? I will never deny you Lord.’ He made the stars also.
These are also the words of your God and mine, whether it be His tireless patience toward all rebels, or to those nearer and dearer who understand: ‘I will never leave thee nor forsake thee,’ He is ever the same. He is as reliable as the air we take for granted. He made the stars also.
It takes little or no effort to demolish the claims of unbelief, causes no sweat, as the word of God has yet to fail. The perpetual light of the moon, and the daily heat of the sun are easy reminders that He keeps all things, and the changing of the seasons, and the budding flower all speak to this thing called life. The great whales, the mighty sequoia, the oceans, the sand, the camel, the spider, the ant, all speak to the genius of creation; and oh by the way: He made the stars also.
Sooo, with this table setting of a person who appreciates and believes the word of God, may I present a comment from someone who does not share this joy of scripture. This is interesting not for the intended insult, (of which I took none) but because of the hidden message cloaked in humor.
Interesting because TOMA is on full display, while pretending to have no interest. Kind of like the people who say how disgusted they are with Tiger Woods, how they have no interest, while at the same time spend all their hours speaking of Tiger Woods….
TOMA: Top of mind awareness. Here is another blog site, where I and perhaps others have been refused participation via remarks, yet have become the center of attention by the host and many of the loyal followers. TOMA. So in this so-called awareness of irrelevance, consider the following brilliant display by someone who has not the same taste for light.
‘CS is like a malaria carrying, blood sucking mosquito buzzing around someone’s ear. I keep mosquito zappers handy, too, should you need one.’ (this illuminating comment is from a post on hierarchy, with the ensuing downward spiral of group commenting)
Hmm, one would think the blood sucking mosquito comment would be scoffed at by the good doctor who was quoted by she with the fly swatter. ‘Empathy for others?’ If I was the most deserving of scorn, would I not then be a suitable candidate for a drop of EMPATHY? (Fyi: The quote by Dr. Robinson was displayed as a banner of pride above the mosquito carrying malaria wonderful remark)
Yet, the God of all grace extends his hand of empathy to ALL, and ALL are undeserved. What a difference in how the world gives, and how God gives. Ha. He not only forgives, but forgets; He takes one from rags to riches in spirit; He dons the attire of righteousness where once was depravity, He is that able, and that good.
Surely a comparison with a common house fly would have done the trick, but the escalated version of the disease ridden insect is above and beyond mere ‘disagreement,’ and suggests a whole lot more going on in a person’s heart than meets the eye.
‘The words that I speak unto you are spirit, and they are life,’ said the Lord, and true as they were, some folks did not then, and will not now, tolerate words of life. The little ‘bug’ remark reeks of a disdain for spiritual life; there is an overt hatred for the life of God as represented in the scriptures, and through anybody who takes the word of God seriously enough to defend its contents.
And herein is the rub. Many people think christians are ‘fine’ and reasonable, UNLESS they actually defend the word and speak it to others. Believers are ‘fine’ as long as they ‘believe’ Jonah and the fish was a tall tale; they are fine unless they know Adam was a myth designed to keep the populace in fear (ugh); believers are fine as long as they know a rainbow has nothing to do with God; on and on and on.
In other words, believers are fine unless they know Genesis was a fable.
But to be compared to a blood sucking mosquito, carrying malaria mind you, is some special consideration. While not coveting such attention, I certainly am not embarrassed by it, yea rather, I feel for the person who thinks this, for why would someone ‘be so interested’ in the thoughts of believers, so much so, to portray someone in such vitriol, while at the same time pretending to have no interest.
Truly the light shines in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not. It appears there is more going on than ‘gross errors of judgment…………,’ and the intended mocking of believers in general, and others in particular, have proved the narrative of the timely word of God through Nathan: ‘THOU art the man.’
The one having no pity, but plenty of arrogance, stole from a good poor man, and has been weighed and found to be guilty. Some things never change, but with the help of ‘He who made the stars,’ they certainly can.