Tuesday’s Column: Dale Mail
Around 6,000 years ago a single snowflake was drifting through the sky.
As it crystallizes more snowflakes latch on until it becomes too heavy and gravity takes this small mass of snow to the ground.
For generations snow would fall in this particular region of the world. Eventually layers of ice would build up until the weight of the thick glacier sheet would slide off the side of a cliff and splash in the waters below.
From a snowflake, to glacier, to an iceberg at last— now adrift on the ocean. As years would pass it grew closer to warmer seas shrinking in size. In just two weeks it would melt into the surrounding waters. That’s what happens to most icebergs, but this particular one wouldn’t melt before going down in history.
The ancient iceberg would be hit by a massive ship. The infamous Titanic– hit by an accident thousands of years in the making. It all started with a single snowflake.
We’re all building something. Every day we scheme, think, and make decisions that contribute to a final outcome.
Paul echoes this in Galatians.
“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked.
A man reaps what he sows.
Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction;
whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”
Three Quick Lessons
- A person gets out of life what he puts into it— this life and the next.
- I’m either working towards my own destruction,
- Or I’m working towards an eternal life in the presence of God.
There should be hope found in each hour,
a blessing with each breath,
because to die now—
is life after death.
May we always be mindful of what we’re sowing, and always thankful for the patience and grace of our God.