Remember when you were young, and you gazed out your window in the fall at all the leaves just waiting for a pile to be raked for you to jump into?
Maybe, your dad raked them up. Maybe, a neighbor. Maybe, it was your own responsibility to gather the leaves together.
However the pile came to be, there was nothing so great as that first moment on the crisp fall day that you could dive into it. There were leaves inside your clothes, tangled up in your hair, and even tucked away in your shoes.
Maybe, you freely tossed the leaves up into the air and watched as they floated to the ground. Perhaps, you covered your friends with leaves. Or, maybe you built a fort of leaves and nestled up inside of it.
Diving into a pile of leaves is thrilling, inviting, adventurous, cozy, and comforting.
Perhaps, we can look at God's Word in the same way.
Let the anticipation build as you wait for the moment when you can turn the pages and dive into the Scripture. Take a moment to gaze longingly at God's Holy Word.
Maybe, you dive into the Scriptures on your own. Maybe, a minister delivers them to you each week. Maybe, you obtain them from a podcast, a Bible app or a friend. Whoever gathers up for you the Holy Scripture, approach it with anticipation and approach it regularly.
Get tangled up in God's messages for you through Scripture, and tuck away the bits and pieces that you need to carry with you on your current life journey.
Maybe, you need to linger in God's Word a little longer this week, letting it float down around your heart, discerning just what message God has to give to you. Maybe you need to take what you read and cover someone else with the message. Perhaps, you need to cozy up to God's Word and cover yourself with the peace, love, hope, grace, or wisdom it presents to you.
Reading the message God has for you in Scripture is
"I delight in the way of your decrees
as much as in all riches.
I will meditate on your precepts
and fix my eyes on your ways.
I will delight in your statutes;
I will not forget your word" (Psalm 119:14-16).