Not very long ago my wife brought up the subject of sun dogs. "What are they, what causes them, and what do they mean?" she asked. I answered her questions as best as I knew how, that they were light reflecting from the sun off of ice crystals in the sky, and that they are often early indicators of bad weather to come. Then she asked me another question, "why does it seem like we are seeing them all the time?" I chuckled and told her that there was a lot of bad weather coming.
Unfortunately I was right. Where we live has experienced snow, freezing rain, and back and forth warm and cold temperatures causing (it would seem) the animals and plants to be quite confused ( I saw a Black Bear and cub in mid February up near the Blue Ridge Parkway a couple of weeks ago). The Outer Banks of North Carolina have been pummeled with high winds and flooding the last few days.
After my wife and I had that discussion, it got me thinking a bit deeper about sundogs. When you look at one (or two depending on the conditions in the sky) it can appear to be two suns, and sometimes three because of the light reflecting on the ice crystals on one or both sides of the sun. So, obviously things are not always what they seem, and that got me thinking about our old adversary the devil. How many times does he look like something he's not?
2 Corinthians 11:14 says that Satan transforms himself into an angel of light. We know however that he is the father of lies John 8:44.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
I hope you are all well, and as spring is quickly approaching that you'll get outside and explore the things that God has made!