Updated: Jan 14, 2019
The first fall of snow is not only an event, but it's a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up to find yourself in another quite different.
And, if this is not enchantment, where is it to be found?
A snow globe is a transparent sphere, traditionally made of glass, enclosing a miniaturized scene of some sort, often together with a model of a town, landscape or figure.
Stop for a moment. Think about your life. Think about the most magical days of your being, and picture enclosing it in a snow globe. Picture a moment that you wanted time to stand still. How can you encapsulate that moment in your heart so bright and so purposefully that you can look back on the tough days and find relief. Or, embrace the joy so you can reminisce on the good days.
Pick a moment in your life that represents agape love—selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love. A moment rooted in faith, hope and love will serve your spirit in ways you can't even imagine yet. Agape love is the highest of the four types of love in the Bible. Agape love is what God gives us every day. Regardless of how we show up—He loves us that much. How would our lives be different if we intentionally sought out relationships of agape love?
Our lives, every moment, can be lived this intentionally. It's all a choice.
The second key element of the snow globe is that it encloses water in the globe. The water serves as the medium through which the "snow" falls.
How often does water play a medium in our lives? When I look back at these pictures from our wedding day, the ones of us by Gore Creek stand out to me significantly. The stream, brook, river, water, creek is a stream of life.
The mere definition of Brook is a small, natural stream of fresh water. It's no secret that the greatest joy I have in my life is to bring life and refreshment to those around me. So even before I was born, God knew the meaning of my life's work and gave that name to my parents.
Finally, to activate the snow, the globe is shaken to churn up the white particles. The globe is then placed back in its position and the flakes fall down slowly through the water. Snow globes sometimes have a built-in music box that plays a song. Some snow globes have a design around the outerbase for decoration.
And, our lives are the same. Some days we hear theme songs playing in the background as if we were the lead actor in a rom-com movie. And, other days we do our best to design the exterior of our lives, the surface part, to put on a show. But, at the end of day, we must activate our snow. We must shake up our lives. We must allow the world to knock us around and let the pieces fall as they may. Then sit back and embrace change like the first snow fall of the year. Embrace the magic of enchantment.
But, at the end of day, we must activate our snow. We must shake up our lives. We must allow the world to knock us around and let the pieces fall as they may. Then sit back and embrace change like the first snow fall of the year. Embrace the magic of enchantment.