Malcolm Muggeridge wrote in his book about his faith in Christ the following: "All other
freedoms, once won, soon turn into new servitude. Christ is the only liberator whose
liberation lasts forever."
I was sitting at my computer thinking, "What a great machine to help with my ministry."
The freedom it provides had actually become a weight. I spent time reading and
responding to blogs, catching the latest news, researching new cars. I thought my
computer was the liberation of my life to be more effective. While I learned much, I did
little with what I learned.
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.