I experienced an epiphany a few days ago when I took a nap out on the patio for the first time in a long time. I awoke to the sound of birds cheerily whispering to each other. I wondered what they were saying, and whether I could join in the conversation.
To my astounding surprise, when I spoke to them in the language of the spirit, from the heart, they responded. They told me that they were preparing for the coming winter. I asked them why the earth was not warmer, now that the Messiah is here. They responded that the earth is warmer, but because so many hearts are cold, we will need to experience yet another winter.
It occurred to me that winter is not something that we need, in order to ensure that crops will grow. We have come to believe that the earth needs to be frozen in order for agricultural crops to produce a full harvest. I now know that to be false. I now know that when the earth is warm, the harvest of crops will be even more abundant.