Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow yesterday and through him we received a weather prediction. Not the prediction we wanted because the claim is now we have six more weeks of winter. A mammal from the rodent family didn’t see his shadow. And that makes for that prediction. According to the lore, there is only one Phil, and all other groundhogs are impostors. While it’s a funny gesture that’s been being made since 1887, this is not a scientific nor biblical trial.
Oh beloved, God wants you to know that indeed He is God and all other deities are impostors. He alone owns the keys to life. He alone knows future plans and winter’s length. Because He is the Only Living God, you are safe regardless of the world’s predictions. You who are in Christ, born again and living for Him, have been fashioned to live your life in commune with the Lord through the infilling of Holy Spirit. Such power! Such wisdom! Such love! You have it all! You lack nothing and you can walk in freedom and make proclamations of faith everywhere you go! Things may look shadowy but you know spring will return. Life may have a chill at times but the warmth of God’s plan will return to you. This is no time to dwell on the predictions of those who don’t know God and have never consulted Him. This is time to seek His face, live for Him alone and believe every word He speaks. His love letters to you tell you that He will walk with you and keep you safe even when you are too old to walk by yourself. This is your destiny to live totally immersed in His Truth and live out of His wellspring of life!
God loves you and He’s for you! Your life can’t be predicted by a clueless animal nor any other slight of hand. You are God’s creation and He has blessed your life again today with breath in your lungs and the mind of Christ! Go forth and tell the Good News to yourself first and then to others, as you walk in the power of His Resurrection and Life!
John 17:3 Now this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.
I Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselves report about us what kind of a reception we had with you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God
I Corinthians 1:20 So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish.
Psalm 71:18 Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare Your power to the next generation, Your mighty acts to all who are to come.