Would Jesus Pay Attention To Groundhog Day?
Today is Groundhog Day. Yes, the day that spawned a Bill Murray movie where a man replayed his life over and over countless times.
We will pause and pay attention to a rodent from Pennsylvania. Supposedly he will determine whether or not we have six more weeks of winter. Of course, we have about six more weeks of winter no matter what, so what does old Phil know anyway?
It reminds of the time where Jesus told Pharisees that they knew how to read the skies, yet they didn’t know how to read the signs and know who He was.
We face the same danger. Not in the sense of prophecy or anything like that. The issue is that God has given us all the signs we need to see who He is.
He has given us His word to read and know him there.
He has given us His Son. Jesus said that if we have seen Him we have seen the Father.
He has given us the Church, His Son’s Bride, which we are part of.
He has given us prayer, a means to talk to Him on a regular basis.
He has given us the Holy Spirit, one like His Son, who Has sent to our hearts.
Let’s not be like the folks who will celebrate a rodent’s ability to view its shadow. Let’s not miss the obvious. Let’s pay attention to what God has given us.