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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Fulfillment (04/06/06)

TITLE: THE ILLUSION
By Teresa Hollums
04/06/06


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THE ILLUSION

The water in the glass sparkled with the highlights of the sun’s rays hitting it. The diamond on my finger picks up those same glorious colors. Why is the same beauty so different; yet both still an illusion?

The diamond with its many facets reflects light a different way. Its coldness and hardness are valued. Life can certainly exist without it. But it still is a desirable reflecting mirror of light. What makes diamonds so expensive and, thus, to many desirable? Ironically, its rareness makes it expensive and costly due to its being rare. The reason for its being rare is that a very rich few families in South Africa want to stay wealthy. Yes, a much higher monetary price must be paid for this symbol of beauty in the diamond.

The same reflecting and dancing colors in the ring are found in the clear glass of water—a total necessity for all living things. It, too, is a beautiful reflecting mirror of light that turns different hues of the glorious colors—blues, red, orange, green, and purple. It, too, is a veritable rainbow. The water is much less expensive, and is given freely from the heavens in the unalterable repetitive cycle of water’s journey between heaven and earth. It is not rare and is freely given to all.

When we look at the great beauties given to all in the form of the rainbows found both in diamonds and in water, the real difference is really an illusion. The real beauty is the light itself acting as a reflection in both water and diamonds. Both are really illusions of light. The real fulfillment of the enjoyment in those illusionary rainbows is inside of us. The light is God-given. The beauty of the reflections is God-given. There are no rainbow reflections without God. Visual enjoyment and the true beauty of life all are just illusions. God gives all true enjoyments and happiness. A life without seeing God in his manifold creations and veritable rainbows of enjoyments for both the rare, such as diamonds, and the common things, like water, is truly empty. A life without God and his true light is an illusion of happiness.


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Helen Paynter04/13/06
Nice devotional. I really like the metaphor you used - I'll tuck it away for future reference!
Birdie Courtright04/14/06
"The light is God-given." A wonderful point, so simple and so complex.
Delores Baber04/14/06
Your article showed a different perspective of value, desire,and beauty. It seemed you were painting from a pallette made of objects that reflects light. The title was perfect, it was very insightful. It was a reminder that we are to be one of these objects, reflecting His light in our lives.
Linda Germain 04/16/06
I love this line: "A life without God and his true light is an illusion of happiness." I agree, this is a lovely devotional. Nicely done.
Garnet Miller 04/17/06
A unique perspective. I enjoyed your thoughts. Be careful not to be overly repetitive with words such as "rare" and "real". Try other adjectives that convey the same sentiment. Your thoughts are beautiful and complete without the need to overstate your meaning:)