Six-year-old Andrea had an innocence as well as a sincerity about her as she answered
questions posed to her. At times she surprised others with her insight and biblical
knowledge. While people older than six years old are sometimes reluctant to speak about
their faith, Andie is not.
Her grasp of subjects other people struggle with is impressive. When one of her friends
does something wrong, she tells them it is wrong and Jesus would not approve. When it
comes to matters of faith, Andrea is serious.
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.