~Malachi 3:1-5, Luke 2:22-40~
If Candlemas bring snow and rain
Winter is gone and won’t come again
If Candlemas be clear and bright
Winter will have another flight.
So goes an old English rhyme about February 2nd, Candlemas Day. And it sounds fairly familiar doesn’t it? In fact, both the rhyme and the date have a familiar ring! For February 2nd is when we celebrate—drum roll, please—Groundhog Day…
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