Jayne was a simple country girl, with a heart as big as the Saskatchewan skyscape. Her
favorite Bible verse was, "Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice." She knew a
song that contained these words and sang it repeatedly while doing her Bible school
chores. Jayne was known as "Rejoice Again Jayne."
One winter day, while Jayne was driving home from work, she got caught in a prairie
blizzard. Visibility was reduced to near zero. Tragically, Jayne never saw the semi that
had jackknifed and had come to rest across the highway. Her car slammed into and went
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.