Randy came from a very small high school. Being in a remote part of the state, area
schools competed in a six-man football league. At that, most teams fielded only about ten
to fourteen boys. Randy was used to playing offense, defense, and special teams. Several
other senior boys did likewise.
When Randy tried out and made his junior college team, he was amazed at the number of
players on the team. There was a defensive and offensive team. There were two kickers,
one for punts, one for placekicking. There were special team players. Several players
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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.