H.G.B. Hallock wrote about a woman who was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in New York City during the 1930s. Evidently a fight erupted between her and her husband. As the fight escalated and became more intense, the husband grabbed a knife and plunged it into her heart. The attending physician observed that the knife had probably punctured the heart and proceeded to enlarge the wound in order to attempt to repair the damage by closing the cut. It was a delicate operation and took hours of intense work on the part of the operating staff.
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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.