It is hard to explain how this sunlit land was different from the old Narnia, as it would be
to tell you how the fruits of that country taste. Perhaps you will get some idea of it, if you
think like this. You may have been in a room in which there was a window that looked
out on a lovely bay of the sea or a green valley that wound away among mountains. And
in the wall of that room opposite to the window there may have been a looking glass. And
as you turned away from the window, you suddenly caught sight of that sea or that valley,
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.