Moses came to the juncture many Christian leaders reach. At what point do they turn over
their work to successors? Moses clearly had a lot left in him, even at 120 years of age. He
was vigorous and had strong vision. He served faithfully for forty years and made few
mistakes. Moses may have been the most effective leader ever.
The Lord made it known, however, that it was time to turn the leadership to the younger
Joshua. Moses resisted. He'd started the people on their journey to the promised land. It
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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.