Kevin and Samantha were scheduled to move into their new home at the end of the
month. Samantha was due to deliver their second child around the middle of the
following month. They figured they had two or three weeks to play with. They were
Kevin and Samantha's families helped pack their things and care for their daughter,
Jolene, who was almost two. A medium-sized U-haul was rented and loaded with Kevin
and Samantha's belongings and off they went on the 45-minute trek across the city. Kevin
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.