One of the harder issues that many church leaders continue to face is when couples get
divorced, and they have children going to Sunday school and catechism. Some points to
be made about today's text are first, while divorce is a result of sin, it is not the
unpardonable sin. Second, couples must always ask what is best for the children. This
text reminds us that the Jesus always welcomes children of all ages into the kingdom.
This is why many sacramental churches practice infant baptism.
An example is that of Pastor Jan who had a couple come into her office who announced
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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.