Shifting Shadow

With years’ old tradition, one way to determine the length in our winter months, is the use of a groundhog. On groundhog’s day, February 2, if a groundhog emerges from its den (barrow) and sees its shadow, we’ll have six more weeks of winter. If it doesn’t see its shadow, we’ll have spring. While this is widely considered superstitious and silly by some, many others believe it. Because of wisdom, I personally don’t believe a groundhog, its shadow, or any animal can predict the weather or determine the length of our seasons. However, what I do believe is God never changes or casts a shifting shadow (James 1:17). He’s always been constant; yesterday, today, and forever more. If He were like that groundhog, He could immediately switch up on us or change His mind as it relates to what He does for our lives. He could easily allow something so minor to influence what happens next for us. Because He is not a man, He cannot lie (Numbers 23:19). Whatever He says He’s going to do, He’ll do it, and nothing or no one can change it or over “shadow” it.


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