Well it looks as though we are going to have an early Spring, at least according to Wiarton Willie’s prognostications. According to the news, Willie did not see his shadow this year, so that means that winter is almost over! But then again we really haven’t had much of a winter here in Ontario and frankly the weather has been very strange this year. We really haven’t had any significant snowfall and the temperatures for the most part have been above normal.
Very strange indeed.
Of course a groundhog can’t really forecast just how much winter we have left to go, but it is some silly fun that helps break up what is usually a long dreary winter. But not this year and I suppose that we should be thankful for such a gentle winter so far.
Do you ever get the feeling that some people treat the resurrection of Jesus as some sort of spiritual Groundhog Day? What I mean by that is they don’t take what Jesus did for us seriously. It is almost almost as though they think that if Jesus comes out of the tomb and doesn’t see His shadow we’ll be okay.
Well okay maybe that’s being a little silly, but the thing is we need to be truly grateful for our Lord’s redeeming work on the Cross. So let us commit ourselves afresh to serving the Risen Lord and be truly thankful for all that He does for us each day. And remember that although Willie didn’t see his shadow, we no longer need to fear living our lives in the shadows but instead we live in the brightness of God’s love for us.