Mothers, this is for you. The morning after your daughter's first prom or homecoming dance, what do you do? You pump them for information. What was so-and-so wearing? Who did you dance with? Did anything unexpected happen? Did your hair stay in place? Did anyone break a shoe? We want to hear every little detail -- and girls, don't you want to tell every little detail? You want it to be as if your mom -- or your friends who couldn't go, or maybe your sister -- was right there beside you during that special night.
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.