Groundhog Day is a peculiar holiday. Men dressed in old-fashioned suits and odd hats pull a large, rat-looking creature from a box and hold him up before a crowd of cheering people. The creature reveals if we will experience more winter, or can expect an early spring. Bill Murray’s 1993 film, “Groundhog Day,” helped to promote this annual event, which earns around a million dollars of revenue for the host town of Punxsutawney, PA. Weird.
Have you experienced your own Groundhog Day?
Okay, maybe we don’t wake up to Sonny and Cher every morning, but how many times have we replayed an unpleasant situation in our heads? Do we imagine making different choices at key moments, not knowing if these decisions would cause a different outcome? Are we beating ourselves up for something we can’t change or control?
The movie’s main character Phil, learned to act in goodness, was the only way out. Don’t get stuck in the past, either in a bad day or perfect day, and miss today. Let’s learn and move on. Receive the gift of each day to experience for itself. Choose to live with purpose yet be flexible for the unexpected. God works in the present, supporting us with love and grace. He is blessing our today’s and preparing us for all our tomorrows.
But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.Proverbs 4:18 NKJV
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV