Leroy was in his early seventies when he took an in-depth Bible study class at his church.
Leroy had been a regular church attendee all his life. Over the years he served his church
with integrity. He ran the family business before he retired. People in the community
loved and respected this godly man.
At first he struggled with keeping up with the daily Bible readings. It was stated that
participants would be reading 45 minutes to an hour, six days a week. He was surprised
how that commitment cut into his day. He completed all the readings and attended every
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.