This week’s article is written by Ted Kornegay, a member of Godfrey First United Methodist Church, 1100 Airport Road.
“Snow on snow” or is it “snow on ice?” We’re getting them aplenty this month. Just think what beautiful sights we have to see that those in snowless climates don’t get to see in their winter climates. Some of us become distraught with winter and look for the early arrival of spring. We want to be able to do things without the hindrance of cold that causes us to bundle up (on with the coats and boots). The ice and snow that covers the roads obstructs our desire to travel. The potential of “slip and fall” is increased.
One way of handling winter is to go away to somewhere warm and pleasant. My friend Janet and I did that in January. We spent the whole month there with her sister. It was beautiful. The temperatures were in the 70s and 80s every day. Then we returned to the Midwest.
We overlook the beauty of the season for our want of other times and other things. If we could let wisdom guide us as expressed in Proverbs 8-1, “Listen, wisdom is calling out; reason is making herself heard.” (GNT) Then verse 22-23; “The Lord created me first of all, the first of his works, long ago. I (wisdom) was made in the very beginning, at the first before the world began.” And then verses 30-31 “I (wisdom) was beside him like an architect. I was his daily source of joy, always happy in his presence, happy with the world and pleased with the human race.”
If we could learn to appreciate and be thankful for what God created, we would live a happier life. Note Proverbs 8:32-33: “Now, young man, listen to me (wisdom), do as I say and you will be happy. Listen to what you are taught. Be wise; do not neglect it.”