It seems to be one of those days that generates a buzz. People are talking about it, and even people who usually have no interest in the subject weigh in. There are those who place the utmost faith in what happens that day, and others who say it’s just a bunch of hokum. (if you don’t know what hokum is, it’s a synonym for hooey.) And depending on the year there will always be those from either camp who say: I told you so.

The date is February 2 and the event, of course, is Ground Hog Day.  The day when people all over North America look to a rodent for their long term weather forecast. Really?

There are going to be some confused scholars a thousand years from now when they try to reconcile records of our technological achievements with accounts of Ground Hog Day.

And if the rodent does see his shadow and winter does last for six more weeks, the date will be March 16th, which technically would be an early spring.

Regardless of what the marmots might say, the reality is laid out in Genesis 8:22 As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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