Have you ever held a really big, beautiful diamond? A "GIA grade F" diamond is considered flawless. These are the rarest diamonds on earth, revealing no visible internal or external imperfections. Three to four carat "grade Fs" are valued at $250,000 to $300,000 or more. But these diamonds are unimpressive specks compared to the diamonds the Creator God possesses. His diamonds are thousands of miles across – and, they sing for Him.
A very large engagement-ring diamond may be two or three carats. The largest diamond on Earth is the brown-colored Golden Jubilee, which is 546 carats. But God's celestial diamonds are greater than 10 billion, trillion, trillion carats!
A two carat diamond is about eight millimeters across. But God's celestial diamonds are about 2,500 miles across – roughly the size of the entire continent of Australia!
Earthly diamonds are weighed in fractions of grams. God's celestial diamonds weigh more than two septillion tons! And there are trillions and trillions of them! These are real diamonds, the super-compressed cores of old stars. They are crystallized carbon. They are white dwarf stars. They are brilliantly radiant. And they do sing for their Creator – just as Scripture proclaims.
In Scripture, angels and stars are often represented together, and the terms are sometimes interchangeable. But the meaning of such passages may be more literal than many have long supposed. Job 38:7 reveals that when God laid the foundations of the earth, "the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy." Indeed, mighty angels rejoiced when they witnessed God creating the physical universe. But what about the literal stars in heaven?
Modern astronomers have long understood that the stars "sing." White dwarf stars are no different. These massive cosmic diamonds perpetually resonate unbelievably deep, subsonic "sound waves" throughout the universe, at frequencies of 0.01 to 0.001 cycles a second. This booming base reverberation is far deeper than what any human can hear. Scientists speed up two or three days of "sound" from these stars to produce just a couple seconds of audible sound.
Indeed, "the heavens (literally) declare His righteousness" (Psalm 97:6). The Hebrew word, "declare" in Psalms 97:6 is nagad and is the same word used in other Scriptures such as Psalms 9:11 to mean "sing praises."
Isaiah 44:23 ("Sing, O heavens") uses the Hebrew ranan which means to "shout for joy" and "to give a loud ringing of exaltation." Indeed, the stars do "give a loud ringing of exaltation" (Isaiah 44:23) as they "praise Him" (Psalm 148:3).
How many of these big, beautiful celestial diamonds does God have? There may be trillions times trillions. Or, the number may be infinite. Modern scientists have long understood that the universe continues to rapidly expand, or "stretch out" as the present-tense verb, natah demonstrates in Isaiah 42:5 and Jeremiah 51:15. And Isaiah reveals that of the increase of His government (and dominion) there is "no end" (9:7).
Here is a white dwarf star, thousands of miles across. Image courtesy of NASA:
An example of a massive celestial diamond is the white dwarf star "BPM 37093" which is part of the constellation Centarus, pictured in the below NASA image:
The heavens indeed declare God's glorious handiwork (Psalms 19:1; 97:6). And all of this handiwork, including these majestic, celestial singing diamonds will one day be given as an inheritance to those who truly accept Jesus Christ as their living Lord and High Priest, who overcome, and who are given the gift of eternal life (Romans 6:23; 8:16-17, Hebrews 2:8).
For more on the majestic universe and the wonderful destiny that awaits those who accept God's calling, please read the articles:"The Origin of the Universe", "Three reasons why the "Big Bang" theory does not contradict a Creator God" and "Will We Conquer Space?" and watch the exciting Tomorrow's World telecast,"Who Will Rule Space?"