This past Sunday we didn't have a typical sermon. I had arrived the night before by train from visiting my family for Thanksgiving. Happily, this is a church that cares more about the integrity of message rather than its form.
So I gave some introductory comments to set the tone.
I reminded folks of a classic Star Trek episode, entitled "Wink of an Eye", about a species of humanoids whose metabolism is so accelerated that they are rendered invisible to the human eye.
This video contains time-lapse photography in which we see the blooming of flowers, the sunrise and sunset in a span of seconds. Imagine if our lives were filmed with time-lapse photography. Would we be rendered to a blur by all of our activity?
Advent is a time to slow down, to allow ourselves to see the way God works, so we can live the way we we're made.
Text: Isaiah 2: 5-10