I suppose some would say "in the big bang." I'm not sure it makes much difference how God does things. We should be more interested in why he does them. Leave the how to the scientists whom God has inspired. He has given each of us a different talent and ability, and we should be thankful for that. If all were pastors, who would be sitting in the pews? If all were teachers, who would be sitting in the classrooms? This could go on and on, but God has blessed us with a variety of callings. All we can do is obey God. Our first assignment is to ask God what his assignment for us is.
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.