Hard to believe but it’s already February 2, 2012. Groundhog day. I’m looking out the window and it’s sunny, close to 60 degrees and the report is that Phil seen his shadow. That means that we are in for 6 more weeks of this absolutely beautiful, wonderful mild weather. I used to like the cold weather and remember the old folks that would say we needed some cold weather to kill the bugs. Most people seemed to think that as it got really cold in the winter, it cut down on the bug population in spring and summer. I’m not sure that was the case because some say the bugs only went deeper to avoid the cold.
That reminds me of another time at work. I was going outside for a break and there were a few of the guys sitting there trying to “read the signs” and determine if we were going to get some snow. They were going over all the signs and someone mentioned smoke rising from a chimney. They couldn’t remember what it meant when the smoke was rising straight up, snow or not. It was about this time that I walked up and one of them said “we’re trying to figure out if it’s going to snow. What’s it mean when the smoke rises straight up out of the chimney?”. I told them I wasn’t too sure about the snow, but I did know how to read the smoke. It got quiet and I said, “If the smoke rises straight up out of the chimney, it means for sure that the wind ain’t blowing.” This made a couple of them laugh out loud and made a couple more mad. Funny how things like that can do that. Bless some and curse some.
Come to think of it, that’s the way it is with Jesus. To some, He is the door that opens to heaven. To others, He is the door that closes and keeps them from entering. Which one is Jesus for you? The open door or the shut door? It is your choice.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.