The AVENUE Church
A Message from our Minister - Rev Gill Daniel
This morning, as I busied about in the kitchen I sensed a movement out of the corner of my eye! That’s funny, I thought. Did my laundry just move?
I watched again.
Sure enough, to my surprise the laundry poking out of my washing machine door definitely moved!
Now, you and I both know, that material is inanimate, laundry has no legs! So, what could be the force behind it?
I had to investigate: Strangely, the closer I got, the faster the laundry was moving! What was going on? Not only were the clothes moving but the drum was rolling! How strange! I soon guessed that my kamikaze cat had something to do with it, and sure enough, Georgie was caught ‘red-pawed,’ inside the drum, trying to find equilibrium. In doing so the drum was turning and like a hamster in a wheel, Georgie was too!
For some people, this season of advent can feel like that. The drum starts to turn and we find ourselves on the Christmas treadmill, going round in circles, juggling tasks, lists, deadlines, and reckless excess on the relentless Christmas machine.
But it never began this way.
Advent takes us on a humble journey with a humble couple to a bare stable in a tiny remote town where Jesus was born in a manger; our humble, servant King.
Christ made himself nothing, by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. Phil 2:7
During Advent may God help us to pause, ponder and worship the humility, peace and awe of our coming Messiah, Jesus, Light of the world. He’s worth it!
With Love Rev Gill
The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel Isa 7:14