People have all sorts of travel styles. I am constantly amazed at those who can just pick
up and go on their journeys with minimal amounts of preparation and packing. For me,
even the simplest of journeys requires hours of preparation. When recent security
concerns required the average traveler to show up at the airport hours before their
planned flight I remained largely unaffected. I had been doing that for years. You never
know when a mix up might land you at the wrong place or the wrong time. It is best to
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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.