Spring is in the Air

April 1, 2009

Penn of Denn

    I am presently working toward a compilation of the best of the “Penn of Denn.” It will include three hundred of my favourite columns and should be ready in the Fall. Perfect for that Christmas gift for the person who has everything. But I diverge.

As I read through the years, I was amazed that every Spring I wrote at least one “Penn” wondering where Spring was. Bizarre. One would think that after having lived most of my adult life in Nova Scotia, I would know that March 21st is simply a date on a calendar.

But every year Spring does come. And it will come again this year. We might not know what next week’s weather will bring ,but we have not just the hope of Spring, but also the knowledge that for as long as any one can remember Spring has followed Winter in Nova Scotia. That is just one more example of God being in control. And whatever Winter you are going through in your life right now, it too will have an end. So if you can trust God with something as important as Spring, surely you can trust Him with the rest. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

    
 


Comments

  1. Clark H Smith - April 6, 2009 at 3:55 pm -

    Early types of distillation were known to the Babylonians in Mesopotamia (in what is now Iraq) from at least the 2nd millennium BC.[1] Archaeological excavations in northwest Pakistan have yielded evidence that the distillation of alcohol was known in Pakistan since 500 BC,[2] but only became common between 150 BC – 350 AD.[2] Distillation was later known to Greek alchemists from the 1st century AD,[3][4][5] and the later development of large-scale distillation apparatus occurred in response to demands for spirits.[3]

  2. Denn Guptill - April 15, 2009 at 11:15 am -

    Thank you for the info Clark. Interesting take, but still doesn’t show that Jesus or his contemporaries in 1st century Palestine would have had or used distilled spirits.