Creation was made 'speechless' on purpose
A harmonious concert that plays in the background,
or a vivid painting of brilliant colour
It was meant to not say anything by itself - hence it cannot save,
and by itself cannot offer any meaningful knowledge of its composer
In fact, it can be misinterpreted by those who do not know Him
to say anything they want it to say
It is only when the Word, comes and explains its creation
Does everything make sense - and then we say...
'oh I see... of course that's what it meant'
Therefore the church is the Word meant to both preserve a crumbling creation
- preserve in the sense that it must keep it pointing to its Master, when decay attacks it
and it must speak the Word that creation was never meant to say
Creation was made to be reserved for the Word to speak... it is the necessary background music