Thursday, November 26, 2009

Rock Of Ages

Last weekend, when we went to The Science Museum Of Virginia, we saw lots of interesting things besides bats. These geodes were in their gift shop. I love geodes, aren't they beautiful? They were for sale, and now I wish I'd looked at the prices and maybe bought one. But which one? It was too hard to choose. Geodes are rocks that are ugly on the outside, but the inside is a different story. Inside is a hollow cavity lined with beautiful, dazzling crystals. Some people think that crystals have healing or mystical powers. Scientists still aren't really sure how geodes were formed, but there are three probable theories. Each geode is completly different and unique, kind of like us. Geodes remind me of our physical and spiritual bodies. Everything that God made, He formed with work. But God breathed His breath into man. We may not like the way we look, but oh my, what's on the inside! When we leave our physical bodies, we will have glorious new ones that will be beautiful. 1 Corinthians 15 says "listen I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed-in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye...the dead will be raised up imperishable. Death has been swallowed up in victory." C.S. Lewis once said that if we were to meet our new bodies while walking down the street, we would be tempted to fall to our knees and worship ourselves! What a wonderful thing to look forward to. We have much in common with the geodes, because when I look into one of these rocks, I see my own future. And it's truly dazzling.


Stephanie V said...

Geodes are very cool and so beautiful. We used to have some coasters that were sliced from a geode.
Thanks for your comment this morning. I think we can trust the comment maker thingie. It seems to be giving me two so I'm assuming that the first one does work.

Beverly said...

I love geodes too, and your thoughts about them are so meaningful. I never read C.S. Lewis's thought about that before. I just read another blog that had a thought by him.

We shall be changed. Amen!!!

SquirrelQueen said...

Great photos, it shows off the geodes beautifully. I love geodes because it is like a finding a treasure when one is opened. I have a small one we found a few years ago and a friend of my hubby's cut it open for me recently. It isn't as big as any of those but still beautiful.

Sandra said...

good morning Ginny. in the first photo i was thinking Yum, candy, then i scrolled down and found what they really are. great shots, good stuff. and certainly what we are and what we can be with God's help