Consider what we know about the size of this God-created universe ...
Imagine that every star in the known universe is represented by a single grain of
sand. A large construction wheelbarrow, heaping full, would carry enough sand to make
up the Milky Way, our galaxy. The wheelbarrow holds about 100 billion grains -- 100
billion stars belong to our galaxy.
If you dipped a small cup into the pile of sand in the wheelbarrow, you'd scoop out at
least 10,000 grains, more than enough to account for all the stars visible from Earth on a
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.