According to legend February 2 is the day in which Shadows and Sunshine determine exactly what our perspective will be for the next 6 weeks! Should the groundhog peek out from his musty little hole in the ground on a cloudy day and actually LEAVE his burrow then that departure signifies a shortened winter for us. However, should he pop his head out only to discover a sunny day and in so doing encounter his shadow, he quickly retreats back in the security of his cold and damp little sanctuary and we will have another 6 weeks of winter.
|looks like another|
striped washcloth, right?
|but just like life,|
it's all a perspective thing!
Psalm 17:8 Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.
Psalm 27:9 Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior.
Psalm 57:1 When he had fled from Saul into the cave. Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. [For the director of music. (To the tune of])"Do Not Destroy." Of David. A miktam.]
Psalm 91:4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
Ruth 2:12 May the LORD repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge."
So ... will tomorrow bring us 6 more weeks of winter .... or perhaps just another month of cold and rain? Does it really matter? I've got milk and bread, yarn and needles and the gift of dear friends to share my knitting with. I know the Peace that passes understanding .... and i recognize the Shadow to run towards - -
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the
Father of the heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows.