Winter Solstice

Here it is. The day with the least amount of sunlight. Or put another way, the longest night of the year.

Ancient peoples tracking the movement of the sun living a hard life gathering food must have wondered how bad it would get.

And then by four days later they felt assured that indeed the days were getting longer. With confidence they faced the future of spring and its rebirth and summer with its growth and abundant food.

We may be more sophisticated in our modern age. But we’re still affected. Less daylight means less Vitamin D means reduced energy. Circumstances in the world appear to be bleak.

Yet, we have confidence in the coming rebirth.

This all has spiritual connotation as well as physical.

God-fearing people 2,000 years ago, and for about 400 years before, wondered if it was the dark night of God’s withdrawal from his people. They anticipated a rebirth. Hoped for it. Longed for it.

2,000 years ago was a time of great spiritual movement throughout the world.

How are we doing today? Ready for renewal? Ready with assurance for the coming spring?

One Response to “Winter Solstice”

  1. Emily Wilson Says:

    Thank you for this positive message!

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