The light shineth in darkness…

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.’

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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)

https://victorianeuronotes.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/hierarchy-is-a-destructive-force-in-humans-part-1/comment-page-1/#comment-6885

Hierarchy Part 1

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.

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39 Responses to The light shineth in darkness…

  1. Wally Fry says:

    Yeah….some folks write more in a comment than I write in a post….just to tell me how uninterested they are in God or what I have to say about Him…huh? I guess if I wasn’t so stupid, I’d understand.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Hey W-
      How’s it going?

      Endless diversions are inevitable in this business, but God always makes a feast out of crumbs unto His own glory 😉

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      • Wally Fry says:

        Going great today brother. It’s hot today and I am not working in it! That is usually positive. With the proper motivation I may go see how the garden is doing, but then again maybe not!

        Indeed the diversions. Plenty of them, and nothing more than an effort to turn us away from the real business at hand, telling the Gospel. Sometimes you have to confront an obstacle directly, sometimes you have to go around them to keep on going towards the objective. And sometimes you just have to write a post about them!

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  2. last I checked He made mosquitoes as well CS. . . so take heart–
    and as for “He made the stars also”. . .
    I find tremendous comfort in that—especially today.
    And to any and all who may scoff, who so choose to belittle the believer I say that I for one, find that small statement overwhelmingly comforting. . .as I type this with tears streaking down my face. . .
    As I find myself frantically dealing with my 87 year old dad whose health is in a rapid decline and has refused to be taken to the ER today in fear that he will never come home.
    As there are myriad of phone conversations now being had on this beautiful June Saturday with doctors, nurses, caregivers—as I leave tomorrow, if not sooner, to travel back to my childhood home to prepare him for the trip downtown Monday morning for a medical procedure that will most likely confirm the doctor’s suspicions–that is if he makes it until Monday. Waiting, deathly sick, rather than going now to the ER as the doctor recommends with the notion ,I’m certain, that if he doesn’t go, he won’t really “know” as the suspicions won’t be confirmed and what we don’t know just won’t hurt us plays out in my Dad’s mind—As the doctor then counters his own recommendation with “if I were your dad at 87 and with his level of declining health, I wouldn’t go either. . .” better to stay home perhaps. . .
    So yes, when I read those words, “and He made the stars also” I found comfort knowing that there is a God, my God, in Heaven who is so much bigger, so much greater than the trials and tribulations that I and my small family are now struggling with and I know that this magnificent Creator who marvelously knit and formed, wove and spun. . .who created the stars also, draws near to an 87 year old man who is afraid of dying and to his 55 year old daughter who struggles to made it all ok.
    and yes, He made the stars also. . .

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    • Tricia says:

      God, please surround Julie and her family with your peace, love and comfort at this difficult time, especially her dad whom I you are beside through each step of this journey and infusing with strength and calm. Let us know how things go Julie.

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      • Thank you Tricia for your prayer—it humbles me as well as comforts me—-I’ve gotten him situated for the evening—or so I hope. I’m back at the hotel and will gather him and the caregiver in the morning as he’s not very steady on his feet having not eaten much in the past couple of weeks.
        I know that he just wants some sort of resolution or explanation as to the continued sickness—so we shall see. . .
        Again, thank you Tricia so very much—I am a firm believer in the power found in our prayers—
        hugs to you—Julie

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        • Tricia says:

          Hugs back to you too Julie…..and yes, the power of prayer is very strong and real.

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        • And so it is Tricia!!!—He came through with flying colors—it’s colitis—and hopefully the newly prescribed meds will get things under control and then he can actually eat, getting some nourishment to stay in long enough to get him feeling better and stronger!!
          I greatly appreciate the prayers and support—

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          I am SO happy to hear that Julie, both for his sake and yours.

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        • Thank you Arch—I feel like I move from just one crisis to the next with both of them—but I pray we have a respite until he can recover from this latest one. . .ever onward and upward as it were—thank you for your good thoughts and wishes 🙂

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        • Tricia says:

          Oh Julie I’m happy for you and your dad! Thank you God, for coming through,as always of course.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          And thank you doctors, and all of the scientists who discovered the needed medication and invented the diagnostic equipment! And the nursing staff who provided the care, and the administrative staff who keep the hospital running! (Wouldn’t want to leave anyone out –)

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Thanking God includes the discoveries of human ingenuity.

          Thanking man alone does not. We see the hand of the great Physician through His providence of medicine and the people who are devoted to a cause.

          But invented things? You betcha. Thank God first though for the human brain.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Thank God first though for the human brain.” – Where were you when she was handing those out?

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  3. ColorStorm says:

    As much as in me is jewels, I thank you for this response that is abundantly more….

    For you, a stranger in distance, but not in nearness, to be so moved by a few words you have read, and to ‘touch the face of God’ as it were, in referencing the stars in your current affairs, is just plain awesome. Thanks really.

    If there is any comfort to be had, it is in a life well lived, that will always live through the siblings, and whether it be days, weeks, or months, we glory in God that to every thing there is a season, and a purpose, a time………oh the delight, comfort and strength of God’s word.

    God bless you friend. (I will remember those tears)

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  4. archaeopteryx1 says:

    I wish the best for both you and your father, Julie.

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  5. Thank you Arch—never an easy road

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  6. Planting Potatoes says:

    another fine read out of the mouth of the lion! 🙂 I was once told that the bible is good, as long as I realize it was just used to keep society in check. Told, by the way, by the same person who told me there isn’t really a hell – it’s just a fairy tale used to scare people. I agreed with her – hell scares me too – that’s why I would rather not spend any time there! 🙂

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  7. Tricia says:

    “He made the stars also….” Funny how those words can mean so much to some, where God, creator of life, maker of the universe and designer of mankind thinks to comfort and bedazzle us with a gazillion night lights in the sky and all that is required is that we merely look up. For others, there is nothing behind the phrase; no hint of the awesome supernatural world, of the majestic enormity of Him, His glory and never ending hope. Just 5 empty words that fall flat in a dark and suffocating space. What else can come from an environment like that CS but the ridicule and scorn shown in the comments you linked to? Not surprising at all rally but just, sadly, par for the course.

    Stirring up the bees nest again CS, I see, (or perhaps a mosquito nest if they have these?). Good work I say and powerful post again!

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    • ColorStorm says:

      No stirring here trish; just shining a little light on some darkness.

      ‘Zazillion night lights…………….’ 😉

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      “Funny how those words can mean so much to some, where God, creator of life, maker of the universe and designer of mankind thinks to comfort and bedazzle us with a gazillion night lights in the sky and all that is required is that we merely look up. For others, there is nothing behind the phrase; no hint of the awesome supernatural world, of the majestic enormity of Him, His glory and never ending hope. Just 5 empty words that fall flat in a dark and suffocating space.”

      I’ve never know any three men who were more enthralled with the splendor and magnificence of the cosmos than Albert Einstein, Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson, all atheists.

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Ha, true humor there. You mean the ‘splendor’ that escaped them in those five high-lighted words of simplicity as noted in the post, and affirmed by tricia:

        ‘He made the stars also………………’

        By the way, there is a greater appreciation on a regular basis for creation that escapes your notice; most on blogs where you are a regular customer. As a matter of fact, Tricia’s comment here is light years ahead of Tyson’s arrogance……….you see, God gets the glory, not man………..

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      • Tricia says:

        You’ve missed the point entirely.

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        • Tricia says:

          Meant in response to Arch…

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        • ColorStorm says:

          It’s all good T; figured as much.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Clearly one of us has —

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        • ColorStorm says:

          To arch and others likeminded-

          ‘The light shineth in darkness…….’

          You are but a light switch away………..and the mere difference is the distance between the mind and the heart.
          Your mind knows what light is, and your heart convicts you that the word of God is this light.

          ‘Let God be true, and EVERY man a liar.’ Hardly words from the philosophies of men. Will you allow the daylight into your heart: today?

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          ‘Let God be true, and EVERY man a liar.’ Hardly words from the philosophies of men.” – Sounds like the words of very FEARFUL men – superstitious, scientifically-ignorant, Bronze and Iron Age men.

          Will you allow the daylight into your heart: today?” – Used Car Salesman: “What would it take to put you into the driver’s seat of this car today?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          You embarrass your self arch every time you try to ‘bring down’ the craftsmen of the past, and assume they had character defects. You show no respect for good people, who had zero reason to pretend or misguide.

          By the way, your representation of ‘used car guys’ is pretty lame and extremely narrow minded; as if a person selling pencils has more innate character than another. This is why you cannot see beyond your own prejudice.

          Let God be true……………in spite of what you say, He always has the last word.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          This is why you cannot see beyond your own prejudice.” – Actually, I went into it with the strongest of prejudices – in FAVOR of the Bible and everything it said, but then I began not only reading it, but learning of how it was written and who wrote it, the rest was history, as these gentlemen were already aware of what it took me time to learn:

          “A thorough reading and understanding of the Bible is the surest path to atheism.”
          — Donald Morgan —

          “Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.”
          — Issac Asimov —

          AUTHOR FIXES THIS:
          You mean a thorough MIS-reading………..and when MIS-understood, is the perfect EXCUSE for atheism.

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  8. Ashley says:

    “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.”
    I wish I knew where you get this “no interest” garbage from. Well, actually, I already know. It’s from that goop of protoplasm between your ears that may or may not be a functioning brain. I have a great interest in matters concerning God and especially the people, who claim to know his mind. Delusional crack-pots like you and your fellow sheep who’s sole existence is it to make other people’s lives miserable because they don’t think and talk like you. Like say, oh I don’t know, maybe gay people. Apparently it’s a terrible thing that they are now allowed to get married in Ireland because that’s just going to ruin everything. (CS sez: NICE TRY HERE IN ATTRIBUTING THE FOLLOWING QUOTE TO ME) “I know what God wants and let me tell you, Whoa is the human race!” You’re an intolerant bigot.
    People like me and my fellow atheists and secularists have had about enough of people like you who claim to know what God wants and that you’ve got God on your side when you make wicked pronouncements of this sort.
    So you can trot out your “God made the stars also” nonsense all you like and pretend you know what God wants and whatever else you think you know. You and your stupid, ignorant, sheeple fans are nothing more than a waste of precious oxygen and other scarce resources.
    It’s the 21st century CS. You might think Bible-Thumping is a respectable vocation but it isn’t. You’re a know-it-all ignoramus and a moron. That’s all you are and that’s all you’ve ever be.

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