If you were to draw a line on a whiteboard, right down the middle from top to bottom, and then draw a dot on either side of the line, you would find that you could not move your marker from one dot to the other without crossing the line. That simple inky stripe would separate one from the other and effectively keep the two dots from ever being joined together.
Unless you erased part of the line. Or lifted the marker off of the whiteboard. Or erased one of the dots and redrew it on the other side of the line. Or...
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.