Gather – AdventPhotos (2015#5)

3 12 2015

I love things that are sorted, like-with-like. But if you think about it, when things are gathered like-with-like that generally means they are being stored, waiting for their ultimate use. All the forks nested together in the drawer, doing nothing. It’s when different things come together; a fork, and a spoon, and a knife are gathered together that they are ready to be used. As we move through this Advent season, consider with whom we are gathering. Are we hanging out in the silverware drawer, or are we willing to leave the comfort of like-with-like and allow ourselves to be made more useful by gathering with those who are different from us? It’s hard to think of a more profound example of choosing to gather with those unlike ourselves than the picture of God, coming together with humanity.