I HAVE KEPT THIS AS PART OF MY COLLECTION.
Thunderbolt pearls are rare and formed when thunderbolts strike the ground/rocks/trees
"It is believed that 'thunderbold stones' or 'thunder nodules' have the power to remove the effects of ku [black magick]. These stones are to be found buried a few feet in the ground below where lightning struck . . . Their shapes vary, but are most often of knives and axes . . . There are also large 'Thunder hammers' weighing several pounds, 'thunder awls' and 'thunder axes.'"--Dr. Ong Hean-Tatt "Chinese Black Magic: An Expose."
IN COLLECTING THESE THINGS, I AM MORE AT AWE OF GOD'S ETERNAL POWER AND DIVINE NATURE, REFLECTED IN A LESSER DEGREE BY WHAT HE HAS MADE...
AND THESE THINGS ARE SAMPLES OF WHAT HE HAS MADE...
THAT EVEN IN THE HUMBLE OBJECTS OF NATURE, GOD HAS IMBUED IN A LESSER DEGREE, VIRTUES AND QUALITIES TO HIS CREATION, SO THAT WE WILL OBSERVE AND UNDERSTAND PARTIALLY GOD'S INVISIBLE ATTRIBUTES.
ROMANS 1:20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible attributes-his eternal power and divine nature-have been understood and observed by what he made, so that people are without excuse.
THE PROPER ATTITUDE IN HAVING THESE ITEMS IN POSSESSION IS THIS:
WHENEVER WE HAVE IN OUR POSSESSION ITEMS SUCH AS THESE, MAY IT REMIND US THE MAKER OF THESE THINGS, WHO IS GOD. LET IT BE A REMINDER O GOD'S INVISIBLE ATTRIBUTES- HIS ETERNAL POWER AND DIVINE NATURE, WHICH IS UNDERSTOOD AND OBSERVED BY WHAT HE HAS MADE.
IN THIS, FOSSILS, PEARLS, BEZOARS, MUSTIKAS, AND THE LIKE WHICH COME FROM NATURE ARE PART OF GOD'S CREATION AS WE ARE ALSO PART OF HIS CREATION.
THEREFORE, MAY WE BE WARNED AGAINST THIS KIND OF ATTITUDE WHICH WILL BE A DANGER TO OUR SOULS...
ROMANS 1:25 They exchanged God's truth for a lie and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
GOD HAS LOVED US SO MUCH THAT HE EXALTS THE DIGNITY OF THOSE WHO FOLLOW HIM. GOD DOES NOT ALLOW US TO WORSHIP OR SERVE ANY PART OF CREATION, BUT RATHER HIM ALONE... THIS IS LOVE, FOR HE DID NOT ALLOW US TO DEGRADE OURSELVES IN WORSHIPING IDOLS OF STONE, OF METAL, OF WOOD, OF ANY IMAGES INCLUDED IN CREATION, BUT RATHER WE ARE TO WORSHIP HIM AND HIM ALONE.
THEREFORE, OBJECTS IN CREATION, WITH CERTAIN VIRTUES ARE NOT TO BE WORSHIPED, BUT RATHER BE A REMINDER OF THE ONE WHO CREATED THESE THINGS, SO THAT WE BE AT AWE OF HIM, AND HAVE HOLY FEAR OF HIM, AND LOVE HIM MORE AS WE COME IN KNOWLEDGE OF HIM.
SHARING A PART OF MY JOY TO YOU, AND ALSO OF THE LESSONS BEHIND THESE WONDERS OF NATURE. TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOREVER AND EVER. AMEN.