Thursday, May 15, 2008

Search for Wisdom as Blueberries

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, [or blueberries] then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair--every good path.

Proverbs 2:1-9

This verse came immediately to mind while watching Juliet extract the precious blueberries from her pancakes this morning. Her eyes are fixed on the prize! There is such intensity and expectation in the search!...

With these verses in mind, I just sat and watched her... and let the deep truth of God's Word sink in on a new level. Do I search for God's wisdom the way this kid digs for her treasures? She knows how sweet and juicy those blueberries are! Those chubby little fingers DIG AND DIG FOR THE TREASURES! The blueberries get shoved in the mouth quicker than the shutter can click! Every last little bit of that pancake gets shredded to bits in the quest for the hidden treasures...
...only pausing briefly to give her sister a sticky noogie and scan the horizon for more possible treasures...
How blessed is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding. For its profit is better than the profit of silver, and its gain than fine gold. She [wisdom] is more precious than jewels; and nothing you desire compares with her. (not even blueberries!)
Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor.
Her ways are pleasant ways,
And all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her,
And happy are all who hold her fast...

Juliet "Calling out for insight, and crying aloud for understanding"

More please!!!!!!

And naturally, we should help our sisters search for wisdom and understanding too...
And enjoy finding and sharing those treasures with them!

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 11 For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. ~Proverbs 9:10-11

And never stop hungering and calling out for more!

***The book of Proverbs is like the ultimate pancake for anyone with a hankering!***

6 comments:

Marjie said...

I will never look at blueberries the same again:) Aww, Juliet is such a determined sweetie pie. I don't worry about her holding her own with all those brothers and sisters!

-Blargie

Mica Garbarino said...

well put and the cutest pics. ever !!! hope all is well. Love ya, Mica

Jenni said...

Oh I love those chubby little fingers! We both have chubby little girls who are soooo stinkin' cute I can hardly stand it! I love the picture of her digging into Hannah's pancake, thanks for sharing Liz. Love ya, hope to see you on Sunday :)

DotBlogger said...

Well who knew that blueberries and Proverbs go hand in hand!?

How cute.
Thanks for sharing.

Jeffry & Amy said...

where do you find the best price for blueberries?!

Brenna said...

Liz, I've loved your blog for quite awhile now. Told Christa she'd love it too! Who can resist bluegrass and pudgy baby faces? :) Brenna