Advent Snowglobes (Day 9)
I was just rolling through Twitter when I saw a reference to something called the Moose Test. And I immediately thought of this snowglobe, given to me just two years ago. The Moose Test is an emergency avoidance maneuver in driving. The theory goes: a moose in the middle of the road will not see you and turn and run away. It will continue to walk in the same direction, and braking won't always help you avoid it (or whatever obstacle is there). So the driver must swerve around the object (not into oncoming traffic,
please) then keep going. The car will roll over if it fails the test. Now, this moose poses no danger to anyone. But as we prepare ourselves for Christ's coming, maybe it'll do good to consider what obstacles block his way, and how to clear them- without hurting others. Joy will result: "Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, 'The Lord has done great things for them.' The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy" (Psalm 126:2-3).