macro-3095631_1920I saw a snowflake the other day. Not just a dollop of soft ice falling from above. Or a flicker of a crystal drop.  But a real live snowflake with elegant arcs and patterns and chiseled peaks and valleys. I watched it as it landed on my coat sleeve. Now, I’ve seen my share of snow. But up until that point, I hadn’t had the experience of viewing a snowflake up close. It was so intricate and delicate and simply gorgeous. A light wind made it flutter for a bit but it stuck there for a few seconds.

Until it melted.

Something so stunningly crafted only to be strangled by the atmosphere. This beautiful thing created only to melt. But knowing its lifespan would be short, the snowflake was still made to be a dazzling beautiful thing. Because the Creator wanted it to be.

So if God took so much time, attention, and detail to make snowflakes that disappear as quickly as they appear, what does that say about how much dedication, loveliness, and wonder He created in you?

Every time our faces are warmed by a new day’s sun, we are to love, praise, cherish, enjoy, and to be what and how He made us.

 Live, you beautiful thing, you. It’s what you were created to do.

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy;
    at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

-Psalm 16:11 (ESV)