Early one Saturday morning, a man heard thieves breaking into his home. He was
upstairs at the time. He quickly called the police. When the police arrived, whoever had
broken into the house was gone. The kitchen door did show signs that someone forced
their way into the house.
That's not the end of the story. As the man, along with the police officers, checked out the
house to see if anything was taken, television or electronic equipment, the police
discovered that the man was growing a large amount of marijuana in his basement. They
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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.