How do we know if a little bit of a childlike wonder remains in us at any age? Present us with a snow globe! We shake it up and watch the magic happen.
Some bubble. Some light up. Some have music. Most have glitter. Some have tiny little elements that take flight when shaken. There is something about a snow globe we never outgrow.
The one pictured is a treasure. It was a gift from my friend, Julie. Julie and I directed the children's Christmas programs at church for many years. One of our all time favorite programs was one that centered around Ray Boltz's song, "The Perfect Tree". I mentioned the song earlier in the week, because it is one of my personal favorites.
At the end of the program, Randy had built a "Lazy Susan" platform allowing one of the youth to turn the Christmas tree around to show a cross on the back side, while the children sang the song about "The Perfect Tree". The kids poured their hearts into the singing. It was simply beautiful.
Today, I am grateful for snow globes.