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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Punxsutawney Phil And Why Do We Care?

But He replied to them, "When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.' "And in the morning, 'There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times? Matthew 16:2-3
Today is Groundhog Day a day celebrated but few people even know why or when it started. If the groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil,  in Pennsylvania, emerges from his hole under the ground and sees his shadow, supposedly we will have six more weeks of winter. Yeah I say because I like snow. 1886 was first year reporting was done on it and now the residents of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania are in the news each year as this groundhog performs for the press on Gobbler's Knob. Americans like to have cute holidays and celebrations. It is part of our culture.

So what does all this have to do with a Christian devotion? Punxsutawney Phil may be cute but I doubt he is a weather forecaster. There may be something to it as many who follow Farmer's Almanac predictions also will tell you. But Phil is not a fortune teller and we are not to rely on manmade things anyway. We are so smart about saying the sky is red so it is going to rain tomorrow but know very little of the signs of His coming.

The signs are getting pretty evident these days with all the disregard for truth and morality even in the levels of our highest offices in the land. Feeling good, being loving, tolerating, political correctness, not offending, have seemed to make us lose all common sense. There is a standard of truth that NEVER changes my friend and that is the Bible. Talking media heads, college professors, presidents and the like may try to twist it and confuse it but God's word is true, period. Don't allow the enemy to take you captive.

PRAYER: Lord you are good and righteous altogether. Your word is truth. I pray for those who may know you but who are being sorely misled by Satan's tricks. This world will pass away. Help me be vigilant in sharing the truth with others. In Jesus' name. Amen.

1 comment:

  1. Becky: I don't like Ground Hog Day. We will have six more weeks of winter either way. I think it is a form of animal cruelty. Why would any hibernating animal want to come out of his/her winter's abode to February weather? You make some good points in your post.