and a half of snow in our yard and two feet of ice on our lake. Temperatures are below normal for this time of year; the sun’s intensity does feel warm mid afternoon, yet it is not a fruitful sunshine.
Although spring is delayed this year, am I afraid it will never
come? No, actually the anticipation is probably heightened. I almost ache for spring. I fantasize of clear roads to walk on and an afternoon sitting out on the deck in a lawn chair soaking in some vitamin D.
This yearning for spring is the same “feeling” I should have toward wisdom. As I search for wisdom, expect wisdom, and look forward to wisdom, the Lord promises to give me wisdom.
Proverbs 2: 1-5
“My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.”
Spring fever has reminded me of how I need to yearn for the knowledge of God. Each day as I long for warmth from the sun and melting away of the old dirty snow, so I need to seek wisdom so it can brighten my understanding and take away the things that confuse me. Wisdom, like spring, is what allows me to grow, to blossom. Without wisdom I remain stagnant, like the ground without spring.