I don’t want to ruin your Groundhog Day. Just allow me to use this celebrated day to segue to a point worth making.
People are gullible. They’ll believe most anything.
There was a time that the majority believed the world was flat. How’d that turn out?
It is rumored that some people actually believe that the groundhog seeing his shadow leads to an extended Winter season. Hmmm. How does that work?
Listen, I have fun with Groundhog Day just like the next guy. If it’s just a fun game for you, that’s fine.
But truth is truth and fable is fable.
Romans chapter 1 reminds us how the gullibility to believe almost anything begins:
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised.
How do we learn to hold a groundhog in such high regard? It’s pretty easy if you don’t esteem The Creator high above the created.
I’m sorry if I ruined your Groundhog Day. I’m just sayin’…
Something to think about.