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Symbols and colours: silver

Pocket watch above silvery sand.

Revelation 22:7, 12-13

This piece of work is called “Gotta watch? Gotta watch!”. It tells about how important it is for us to keep close attention to the “time”. We, as believers, have to keep watch of what is going on in the world, and on the other hand what is going on in our personal relationship with the Holy Spirit. We have to stay spiritually alert!

The second I saw the pocket watch in a second hand shop, the Holy Spirit told me what I was supposed to do with it. There is a so called “Doomsday Clock” in the University of Chicago. “It is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging biotechnologies, and cybertechnology that could inflict irrevocable harm, whether by intention, miscalculation, or by accident, to our way of life and to the planet.” (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist, 2016) 

At the moment this post is written, the Doomsday Clock shows 3 minutes to midnight. The Bible verses related to this piece of work are

Revelation 22:7, 12-13 “7.Behold, I come quickly. Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book. 12.Behold, I come quickly. My reward is with me, to repay to each man according to his work. 13.I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

Of course the lion that is pictured in the clock represents the Lion of Judah to me. And last but not least: the silvery colour then. It represents God’s victorious Army, His omnipotent Being, and the victory of God’s Kingdom. This is my personal interpretation of what the colour (or mineral) silver speaks to me.

Silver appears in the Bible e.g. in Exodus 30:11-16 where the silver shekel was the most common means of payment, each israelite was to pay half a shekel as ransom for his soul to Yahweh. In the book Interpreting the Symbols and Types Kevin J. Conner interpretes silver (pg. 23) as “Price of a soul” and also “Redemption money” according to Matthew 27:3-9, where Judas had sold Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.

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