a picture or symbol of an eagle (such as what might be
found at the top of a flagpole or on a banner or parament)
Good morning! I brought a picture of an eagle with me today
because I want to tell you a story about an eagle. The story
begins before the eagle is hatched. A man crawled high into an
eagle's nest and grabbed an egg from the nest. He wanted the egg
to hatch, so he took the large egg to the henhouse where hens sat
on eggs and he put the large egg in the nest of a big white hen.
She dutifully sat on the egg until it hatched along with her
brood of chicks.
This poor eagle was much larger than the other chicks. He
Thomas Willadsen Mary Austin Christopher Keating Dean Feldmeyer Ron Love George Reed Bethany Peerbolte
For January 20, 2018:
God Activates by Tom Willadsen — Perhaps God wants us to delight in each other and in the magnitude and depth of divine love. Perhaps the Lord wants to activate our gifts of the Spirit, to use them for the common good.
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus. Isaiah celebrates our intimate union with our creator, describing us as the joyful bride of God. Though there had been alienation and rejection from both sides in the past, the prophet describes us as God’s delight. That connection is also emphasized in Paul’s oddly graphic description of church folks as body parts — we need each other because we are not a living, breathing body if we are somehow separated.
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to him and that he would be prepared to redeem them. This is a story about a young girl's bitter disappointment when she became a bridesmaid.