Wiarton Willie and His Shadow

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.

 

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About faithfullyhis

My name is Charles Quail and I am a retired Baptist pastor who lives in Dunnville,a small town southeast of Hamilton, Ontario. I also write a weekly column for our local newspaper, The Sachem. It is a column that I have been writing for about eight years. I am married and have two grown daughters. My best buddy was my dog Max, who is now chasing bunny rabbits in sky. I miss him terribly. My reason for wanting to write a blog is friends have told me that this is the next logical step in my writing career. My hope and prayer is that many will be both challenged and blessed by what I write.
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