Friday, 16 June 2017 – By Zachary Weaver-Snojaie of Cheshire, Manchester, England
For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross. —Colossians 1:19–20 NRSV
Sometimes we are given reminders that we are supposed to be in a certain place at a certain time for a very clear reason. On December 24, 2016—Christmas Eve—I found myself in Vevey, Switzerland. It was a last-minute trip; I decided just a week earlier to squeeze in a holiday before the Christmas period. The night before flying out from Manchester, I had decided to change my plans to visit Vevey and stay there for two of the three nights I was away.