In 1885, William Bentley became the first person to photograph a snowflake crystal. He captured it when the winter air would crystallize, dropping glory from a frigid sky. Knowing that time was of the essence, Bentley seized his opportunity. Before snow had blanketed the hills of Jericho, Vermont he had already preserved what would soon be lost forever.
“Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated. When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind—Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley 1925
What would happen, if we too, realized the value of capturing beauty? What could occur, if we understood the importance of preserving for Kingdom-Come? Friends, there is a harvest. But in the hustle and bustle of our days, we lose track. We can grow as numb as winter hands amidst frigid temperatures.
I’m guilty… I can get wrapped up in self. I can begin to lose focus. Not realizing that life is more than platform-building. Life is more than ‘likes’ & re-tweets. It’s more than list-building. Our sole purpose, as Christ-followers, is to share beauty—the beauty found in the tissue-thin pages of our Word. Our only real purpose is to build the platform of God.
Can we be intentional about capturing beauty—preserving the spirits of the people that God has placed in our lives? Kingdom-Come awaits. The Book of the Lamb is open. But one day, it will close.
The broken. The offended. The angry. The indifferent. Those driven by success and world-renowned. The haughty. The prideful. Our enemies. The happy. The healthy. The strong and weak.
Everyone deserves a glimpse of eternal hope.
The Divine Excavator wants for their needs. Yet we are the change-agents. We can provide them with a glimpse of Kingdom-Come through our love and compassion and service.
Begin with one, friend. Who is in your sphere of influence? Who can you invite over for coffee or dinner? Who can you befriend?
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age—Matthew 28:19
We don’t want the beauty of what God designed to be lost forever, friends.
Just love on someone—that’s the best testimony we can provide as we secure souls for Kingdom-Come.
I’m praying for your ‘One.’ I’m praying that you capture the beauty of soul-preservation this winter season.