4 More Weeks It may come as cold comfort to know that Punxsutawney Phil, the furry forecaster of Gobbler's Knob, says it is going to be an early spring. He is only 39% right. In the midst of sub-zero weather in Philadelphia, people want to know will it be a warmer spring? What good are clear skies & sunshine when you can't breathe the arctic air? Well, we do not need a coin toss to determine that there will be 4 more weeks of the Epiphany season this February. Easter comes late (4/21) and extends the church calendar along with it. Transfiguration Sunday brightens next month's calendar and spotlights the transition into Lent, as our Lord descends the mountain into the valley of shadows and ultimately His death on a cross. This was His destiny the whole time. The True Light comes to shine in darkness - and there is no darker corner than in a sealed tomb underground. But the darkness cannot overcome that great burst of light from the grave in His glorious resurrection from the dead! Thanks be to God for this unspeakable gift in His Son.