Fading Fragment

Ten Things of Wonder Poem V

Fading Fragment

Sometimes the rain

carries me to the eternal

God Himself whose

shadow He deigned

to shimmer within a

fading fragment—

like a raindrop. When

heaven and earth blend,

the atmosphere grows

redolent with eternity.

One small picture of

that mix is rain and earth.

First rain mingled with

soil takes on an irresistible

scent. Before the heavens

the aroma is heavy and

captivating; but there is a

compelling—earthy yet ethereal quality—

in the scent when water from

heaven first touches

the dirt of earth.

Those initial few drops of a

downpour fusing with

common soil are bursting

with life, with potential.

That aromatic blend—earth and

first rain mingled—is one fraction

of forever: A symbol of eternity.

It is a withering moment that says,

“Heaven and earth are inextricably

bound, and God created

humankind in His image

and intends for us to live forever.”

God uses withering moments

and events to point to things

that will last forever.

©Bonnie Saul Wilks

 


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