There once was a teacher who liked to wear two pins on either side of his collar. The first button said “Trust me, I’m a teacher”. The other button said “Question authority”.
Isn’t that the way it feels sometimes when our lives don’t take the turns we would like?
During this season of Advent, we all get caught up in the holiday spirit. The shopping, the lights, the parties, are all part of it. It is a time worthy of celebration and anticipation. We have to remember that this season all began with a very scared young woman being told that she was going to have a very special baby. Talk about wanting to question authority!
God sent his angels and said “Trust me!” Mary and Joseph decided to trust God and move forward with their plans and Jesus was born. It was not easy, though, because they were human and did not know what the future would hold.
In our country, at this time, we are able to get on the internet and find out so much information. But none of us can predict what the future will hold. We can be grateful for the positive year we have had. We can celebrate the Christmas Season with true joy. But, are we ready to trust God without giving into the urge to question authority? Most of us can’t.
So, it is important to remember the story that our children display so well during the pageant on Christmas Eve. They were human, they were scared, and they did what God asked of them.
And we are the benefactors of that obedience in the gift that is Christ.
Please join us at Church during Advent as we remember the parts of the wreath and anticipate the coming of our Christ.
Yours in Christ,
George James (Rectors Warden)
Chris Kydd (Finance Warden)
Kevin McLean (Peoples Warden)
Chris Pepe (Development Warden)
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