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The Treasures of the Snow

by

James L N G Hamilton



Who has ascended up into heaven?
Who has gathered the wind in His fists?
Who has bound the waters in a garment?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is His name?
And what is His Son's name if you can tell?
___Proverbs 30:4

THE LIGHT SHINES ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP
UPON THE GLISTENING SNOW
BRIGHT IN LAYERED MAJESTY
THE SHIMMERING CRYSTALS GLOW
EACH ONE A PERFECT PATTERN;

NOT ONE AGAIN THE SAME

STUNNING IN THEIR DIFFERENCES YET,

EACH WITHOUT A NAME.

BEAUTY NOT YET INVESTIGATED -

CAN BE SEEN THROUGH THE LIGHT OF THE SON

THE WARMTH MEETS AND CHANGES FORM

AND DOWN THE WATERS RUN.

STREAMS OF SPARKLING RADIANCE,

GURGLE, SPLASH AND FLOW

A CHILDLIKE NEW-BORN ENTITY

DESTINED TO LIVE BELOW.

NEW BORN, NEW FORM,

NEW LIFE-GIVING WATERS - GATHER;

THE STREAMS BECOME A RIVULET,

AS LIFE SENT FROM THE FATHER

FROM THE LOINS OF PUREST SNOW

SPEAK THE WORDS OF THE LIVING WATER -

GIVING TRUTH-PROCLAIMING LIFE

TO EVERY SON AND DAUGHTER.

WE DRINK OUR FILL, WE WASH OUR BEING,

WE UTILIZE THE SPLENDOUR

WE TASTE THE GIFT OF LIFE AND SLAKE OUR THIRST

AND RARELY PAUSE TO PONDER.

THE RIVER THERE IS OURS TO USE,

TO TAKE THE WATER IN

TO LIVE, TO LOVE, TO LAUGH, TO LEARN,

TO SHARE WITH ALL OUR KIN.

THE CURRENT FLOWS AND ALL OUR LIVES

ARE BLESSED BY SUCH PROVISION

MOVING BY AND ALWAYS THERE

THE RIVER HAS A MISSION

THE SEA IS REACHED BUT NEVER FILLED;

IT BILLOWS, CHURNS AND SURGES

AND HUMANKIND UPON THE OCEANS SAIL

WITH SHIPS AND GIANT BARGES

TOSSED ABOUT WITHIN THIS LIFE

OF ERRING MISDEMEANOURS

LIKE CRAFTS UPON LIFEíS OCEAN DEPTHS

WE STEER OUR YACHTS AND STEAMERS.

MANKIND POLLUTES, YET FROM THE SEAS -

CLEAN MISTS AGAIN DISTIL,

ASCENDING UP AND UP AND UP AND -

HIGHER YET, UNTIL -

THE VAPOUR PURE HAS MADE ITS RISE

UNTO THE CHANNELS OF THE SKIES

THE CLOUDS ARE FORMED

AND CARRIED ON BY GODíS PREVAILING PRESSURE

GATHERED UP, SECURELY HELD

IN THE FISTS OF OUR CREATOR.

THE CLEANSING RAIN IS READY NOW
TO DROP AS TORRENTS OR AS TEARS
TO FALL ON FORESTS, FIELDS AND FARMS
TO WASH OUR FRAGILE FEARS.

TíWOULD BE TOO MUCH - OR NOT ENOUGH -

THE FAITHLESS MIND COMPLAINS

CAN SPIRIT, WATER, BLOOD PREVAIL

TO WASH AWAY SUCH STAINS?

WITHOUT GODíS WATER,

LIFE CANNOT BE -

NOT THREE IN ONE;

BUT ONE IN THREE.

ABUNDANT ARE THE HINTS FROM GOD

IF MAN WOULD SEARCH AND LOOK

PICTURES FREELY PROVIDED

AROUND THE EARTH AND IN THE BOOK.

ALL AROUND THIS WORLD OF WONDERS

THE SYMBOLISM SHOWS

A BENEVOLENT SENTIENT MAKER

WHO GENTLY TEACHES WHAT HE KNOWS

PROMISES PREVAIL THAT POINT

TO LIFE THAT WILL NEVER END

WHEN WE CHOOSE TO LOVE AND TRUST OUR GOD,

THE FUTURE IS OUR FRIEND

THAT FUTURE LIFE

IS NEVER BLEAK;

SEA, RIVER, CLOUD

AND MOUNTAIN PEAK.

PILGRIM, THEY ARE BUT SYMBOLS,

A PLACE FROM WHERE TO START

THE HONEST SEARCH BEGINS

WHEN TRUTH COMES IN YOUR HEART

IN SEARCHING, TRUTHFULLY FOR THE LIGHT,

IS RIGHTEOUSNESS, DIDNíT YOU KNOW?

HUMAN, HAST THOU CONSIDERED YET,

THE TREASURES OF THE SNOW ?