Joy before the World

December 13, 2020




On the road to restoration.
That’s the theme for this third Sunday of Advent.

Almost three years ago, I was driving east on Wilden Avenue.
My car:  A 2000 Honda Civic LX.
It’s color:  Vintage Plum.

According to the owner’s manual,
the 2000 Honda Civic LX belonged to the sixth-generation of Civics.
It included a 1.6 liter 16-valve Single Overhead Cam
with a multi-point programmed fuel injection engine,
power-assisted front disc and rear drum brakes,
variable power-assisted rack and pinion steering,
and side impact door beams that provided, and I quote,
“sure driving confidence and peace of mind. “
And, believe me, on that day, on Wilden Avenue, I had both . . .
until, that is, my 2000 Honda Civic LX, that engineering and technological marvel,
was brought to a standstill.

Bible References

  • Psalm 126:1 - 6
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16 - 18