Encore

Silence.

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Curtain rises.

Maestro. Tap tap.

It is the silence of God. His curtain is the rising of the sun introducing a new day. His audience is the host of heaven, from everlasting to everlasting; the innumerable stars display His majesty.  He is the grand conductor.

Nature takes heed and claps. The trees bend in reverential awe while the stars sing in holy worship. By the very word of God the hinds do calve, collectively, without agreement among themselves yet in absolute accord they together confirm the voice of One greater; (for what unthinking entity could organize or conceive such a grand entrance into life) and this fact alone when viewed in the chamber of honesty, should send a man quickly to the Author of all that is.

The oceans wave in return, so willing to rinse the minds of fools, yet their presence is so unappreciated but by the guests who inhabit the deep.

The height, the breadth, the depth, and the length of everything fathomed, point to the Maestro who does not force Himself on His audience. God does not boast but through His creation as His hands are rather huge. The clouds as the dust for His feet are demure, and what man could dream such wonderful truth?

No, let everything that has breath testify to the only conductor of worth; well might a man apologize to God for trespassing upon His creation claiming the  very carpet of dirt was rolled off a truck accidentally.

Tap tap.

The Maestro pauses to scan the eyes of the patrons, but not all are paying attention to the music as ‘other things’ are more pressing…

He continues. He raises His hand and a million songbirds bring a tune suited for each; the heart is the greatest interpreter and knows the language of truth, yet how many ‘say it ain’t so.’

While He reveals His perfect pitch, a man in the back row, ZZ, seat 14, is indicted because he just realized his clothing reeked of an oil spill he was working on, and he had enough sense to immediately leave the theatre, lest others be offended.  Strange how he never noticed nor cared about his effect on others, nor was he ever interested in the arts before.

In a bizarre turn of events, the man was frozen in his feet, for he thought: ‘why should I leave if I am the only patron?’  The scene was too wonderful to comprehend. The stars, the birds, the hinds, the trees, the oceans; all scenes displayed in such order, just for him! He was lost in his own insignificance and returned to his seat and sat down.

Tap tap.

The Maestro was thought to take a bow, but I think the patrons took the bow while looking toward the east….and the curtain fell for intermission, but it was more of an opportunity to consider these things. In further silence, such as one that resembled the wordless departure of a loved one, the curtain arose.

Tap tap.

The song of redemption was revealed. And how sweet that song. Each audience member heard for the first time the utter wonder and magnificent truth of the singing rocks and the quaking earth, for the earth shook at the silence of man for ignoring just exactly what happened at that place of a skull.

As men held their peace, nature did not, and answered in the most decided way that earth received her king, according to the scriptures. The song of creation and the song of redemption were led by the songmaster, He who sang like a lion as well as a lamb. A sight to behold, but more-so, a truth to embrace.

Tap tap.

And the encore? The maestro asked the audience of one, and the audience of all, to join in, and sing the new song, which they already knew.

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40 Responses to Encore

  1. john zande says:

    Colourstorm, nice piece.

    If there is a maestro, why do you think he made the universe so big?

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Well jz, since I am not God, I can’t give the best answer, but there are indications that the ‘size’ kind of puts man on the hook for having no excuse to believe in One greater than himself.

      God is large enough to be lauded for His magnificence, while being near enough to be personal, and still be lauded for His magnificence

      When I consider the heavens………….I ask: what is man that thou art mindful of him? to borrow from scripture.

      Only man has been crowned with glory and honor, that the universes of God are in subjection to this, is pretty much humbling.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      jz-
      I am aware of your friends boasting that you cleverly place snippets from your book into certain sites.

      Is your most recent one regarding the ‘waste of God’ an encore presentation from the same?

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      • john zande says:

        A mere observation, Colourstorm.

        Is it not an accurate observation?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Sure john, perfectly accurate from your point of view, from me though? Not a chance.

          Was the comment pasted?

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        • john zande says:

          What’s my point of view? Facts don’t tolerate opinions. It is either a fact, or it is not. This universe is an exploitation of scale. The question is, why would a Creator shape things the way they are?

          was the comment pasted?

          Pasted from what, my book? You’ll have to read it to find that out. My offer stands: I’ll email you a free pdf copy

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Just looking for candidness. It is a yes or no. Was your initial comment regarding the ‘waste of God’ pasted from your book? It’s obviously in moderation, but if you care not to answer, I’ll just say adieu and remove these remarks since they have no context.

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        • john zande says:

          No, it wasn’t pasted.

          Do you have a problem with the observation?

          Does the observation frighten you? If so, why does it frighten you? Why should Creation frighten?

          And Colourstorm, you never did answer me the other day: are you married, and where have you traveled?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Frightened? Please jz, you have read enough of my stuff to know that is absurd.

          The nature of this post ‘encore,’ is not conducive to your line of thought, it’s that simple.

          Maybe another time or place. Btw, I saw what some did with information on places visited, so I’ll pass. And the other? Irrelevant.

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    • Citizen Tom says:

      JZ The better question might be this. What would be too big for God? We only know something about our planet. We know a little more about our solar system. We know still less about the Milky Way. We know next to nothing.

      We just know it is too marvelous to be an accident.

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      • john zande says:

        Hi Tom, good to see you. Am I still banned from your blog?

        Listen, although I’d love to chat, I won’t even bother opening a conversation here as Colourstorm edits, moderates, censors, withholds, and deletes comments, so any attempt at a conversation (running in real-time) is futile under his Beijing-rules 😉

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          More like Pyongyang!

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Nice. Confirming proof of the need for sad but common sense moderating.

          How many wasted comments saying absolutely nothing.

          Posts that honor the Creator have a way of shutting mouths which is a good thing.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          How many wasted comments saying absolutely nothing.” – That’s because you’ve deleted all of my genuinely informative comments, allowing only those that say very little. Your ego won’t tolerate anyone disagreeing with you or presenting facts that demonstrate the Bible is less than inerrant. You’re in the minority, CS – even the majority of other Christians agree that much of the Bible is allegorical and not intended to be taken literally.

          Open the comments for full and open discussion and see how quickly I post comments that say a great deal. But you’ll never do that, will you? Tricia, on her blog, has more courage than you and I/B combined, in terms of her liberal posting policy, but then she’s not a control freak.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Genuinely informative?

          You don’t mean the Xerox’s of ‘bronze age, superstitious, ignorant…………….’ etc. etc. now do you?

          Please. You make me appear far better than I deserve. Put all your ‘closed’ comments on your own blog, and see how many guests stay for dessert. And nice try with the wedge of ‘good’ christians who’know’ Jonah was delusional, or Noah was a ‘myth.’ Apparently not all believers are brain dead, only the ones who actually believe the book…..

          For what it’s worth, both Tricia and ib22 bring more daylight in one sentence…………….

          But consider the One who brings the daily encore called life and breath.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          But consider the One who brings the daily encore called life and breath.” – I did, as a child, but then I put aside childish things.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          @arch

          Interesting how you cite scripture that condemns you….

          What you ‘put away’ or at least try to, is the sting of God’s word that reveals all truth.

          Need proof? Your daily attempts to dismiss it….yeah, like that could possibly end well.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Why would anyone worship a being whose words sting?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          @ arche

          –Why would anyone worship a being whose words sting?–

          How about so a man stops dead in his tracks… not all stings are punitive.

          -The wages of sin is death…that’s a sting.
          -Consider the ant thou sluggard…that’s a sting.
          -The fool has said in his heart, there is no God…that’s a sting.
          -He who knew no sin was made sin..,.that’s a sting.

          What can a man give in exchange for his soul? that’s a sting.

          Then of course there is always ‘I will wipe away all tears…’ and ‘remember their sins no more….Very good stings, as are the others.

          God does all things well, unlike you and I.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          EDIT: vid removed-

          May I remind you arch, quoting from ‘comment policy……………’

          Poor taste is always a matter of opinion, and one man’s princess is another man’s witch. Say what you will, but please do not cry ‘free speech’ when your pics, vids, and links of insolence toward the name of Christ are trashed. In addition, assassination of the word of God will not get free PR at my expense. Profane and vain babblings? they will be shunned.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Tell me what part of that video was untrue —

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Other than her having zero comprehension of God and scripture………..and besides being depraved in thought………and the fact that there is no chance of it having a home here……….what was untrue? Everything, but you will just have to enjoy it elsewhere.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          what was untrue? Everything” – So are you saying that the biblical passages she quoted don’t exist? Or that they don’t mean what they say? Or what, exactly?

          Of course, no one else has a clue as to what we’re talking about, as you won’t release the video —

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Sorry you do not get it arch. From a good post regarding some one Better, you must always recede to a place of darkness, and the idea that you are speaking of an unreleased video……………..while others have no clue as to its relevance……………but I’m guessing many agree with my judgment to ‘just say no.’

          People are familiar with the so called vile humor of Dan Savage, Ms. Silverman, and Stern, which by the way are mild compared to what I have read by you and your blogging buds when unrestrained.

          It’s all about light and darkness arche; I choose light, and there is only so much darkness I can tolerate, so no apologies for nixing your vids.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @JZ

          I regret to say no. I tried, but even if I had the time, I do not have the necessary patience or the self-discipline to filter your comments. So I will leave the task to ColorStorm, who has those capacities in more abundance.

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  2. archaeopteryx1 says:

    It is the silence of God.” – Yeah, I hear that a lot. Talk about canned corn!

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  3. Just beautiful! I often think of God as an orchestra conductor, too.

    Sometimes when we get out in nature where everything is quiet, you can really hear the music. The trees will be tinkling, the wind whistling, sometimes there is water flowing, and “the hills are alive with the sound of music,” as the old song goes.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yea, plenty of inspiration in creation eh, just tried to filter a bit through words, but since ‘orcs’ are on the burner too, I like your sanctified ‘orch–estra,’ unto the glory of God. 😉

      Appreciate your kind words insanitybytes22.

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  4. Tricia says:

    I love the picture you paint of the maestro pointing to the birds as they instantly burst in to song. A mere glance, a quick nod from a mighty God ignites the created to do what they were born to do and the world comes alive because of it. Beautiful post CS.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      I’m telling you tricia it is worth writing these posts just to be on the receiving end of such excellent thoughts.

      ‘God ignites the created…………………’ love it.

      And you and insanitybytes22 are on the same page with the whole world coming alive with the sound of music. I like that page…

      What a fine collection of believers to be associated with. Our God is an awesome God 😉

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  5. Wally Fry says:

    Hey Brother. First, sorry for the lost of a loved one. Been scarce around here this week as I was blessed to spend almost all of my spare time in His House. Can’t get much better than that. Been thinking about this post, though, and what I heard preached this week sort of tied it together some for me. We learned all about Elijah and his calling and ultimate show down with the prophets of Baal. The Maestro was certainly in that, as we see a man called, groomed, and finally being God’s chosen tool for getting done what He wanted to get done. We even see some of what Elijah faced in his own time right here in this blog. Surrounded by the Godless and faced with great opposition, Elijah just did what he was called to do and God accomplished His will.

    Elijah was alone. We are not. If Elijah was used by God to do this great thing all alone, then what more can we do all together?

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Tkx W,

      One can never look forward to funerals.

      Elijah, and together yep, but there is no power without ‘alone’ first 😉 You no doubt agree.

      But I have to laugh a bit at a ‘showdown,’ as if the God of glory has a worthy competitor.

      Only One holds the baton…

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