The Lord used an odd method of getting Moses to take notice. Except for possibly in
Hollywood, no one else ever saw a bush that burned without being consumed by the
flames. Weird as the means was to grab Moses' attention, the burning bush worked.
Maybe you're thinking, "Well, the Lord never gave me a sign like that." True he hasn't,
but if you stop to think for a while, you'll probably recall a few times when the Lord got
your interest. The trouble is you kept walking.
He uses many different means of stopping us in our tracks, and when he does it, that
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.