King David's tomb is located on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. The cenotaph is draped in red
cloth embroidered with Hebrew text, a cloth that could date back to the sixteenth century.
But is David buried there? In the 1948 war for independence, a mortar shell landed close
to the site. This allowed archeologist, Jacob Pinkerfeld, who was sent to repair the
damage, to examine the building site. He discovered three older floors under the existing
marble floor, the oldest dating back to Roman times. A foundation ledge at the Roman
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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.