In January 2007 I purchased a “just because” card for Drake and wrote a long note to him as I sat on one of our local beaches, shivering in the evening mist on a cold winter night, but mesmerized by the beauty. On the front of the card was a gorgeous snowscape with a quote that has become one of my favorites of all time…
We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand…and melting like a snowflake. –Marie Beynonray
After giving Drake the card, we put it on our kitchen window sill and a few weeks later I chose to add the quote to the signature of all my emails (mind you this was months before Judson showed any signs of disease).
It seems to have been poetic foreshadowing for our impending journey here on earth.
As I was corresponding over email with a friend from church this week, she concluded her note with these words…
Isn’t it great, in eternity, we will only sparkle and never melt… –K. H.
My heart leapt with the hope in her words and the picture of my impending journey in heaven, my true life to come. Oh how glorious when all the melting of this broken world subsides and only beauty remains; all will sparkle brilliantly without fade!