As I stood in the underground tunnel connecting the terminals at the Detroit airport, a
woman, seeing the bright, psychedelic, flashing lights for the first time exclaimed to me,
"Have you ever seen this before? Isn't this incredible? How am I ever going to explain
this to my grandchildren? They'll think I'm taking drugs or something." The architects of
that tunnel were on to something when they filled a dark and gloomy space with the most
wild, bright, light display that they could come up with. There is something about
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.