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Winter is Coming - John 9

This is what God does, gives the best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty. Matthew 5:45b The Stark family in the TV Show "Game of Thrones" had a saying they used throughout the 8 seasons of the show: "Winter is coming".  The Starks were in charge of guarding the Northern Gates of the kingdom.  Old legends foretold of a deep winter that would bring disaster, and the Starks used this phrase as a reminder of that approaching darkness.  Game of Thrones fans recently blew up the internet with conspiracy theories in response to the Game of Thrones franchise posting these words as a cryptic tweet on Twitter.  "Winter is Coming" would have been a great foreshadowing of this last year in isolation due to the pandemic, but did you know that Jesus had his own version of this saying? This week we read Chapter 9 of the Gospel of John.  In this story Jesus and his disciples encounter a man that had been
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