Where is your citizenship? Day to day we think only of what we are going to do this day. How many of you think of what we will do when our time is ended on this earth? Is our other citizenship in order? Most of us Christians have dual citizenship but how many times do we think of our other citizenship in heaven?
We had a home in Hawaii a few years ago, and we often thought of it. It was beautiful and we went back and forth every year to take a break. Some of our kids were there and they minded the place when we were gone.
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.