The storm was predicted for two days. Alan's family watched it coming and reviewed
their airline tickets. Their son, Vern, was flying from Rio Gallegos, Argentina, to meet
them in Costa Rica for Christmas. They hadn't seen Vern for three years. They tried to
change tickets for another route. There was nothing. They had to fly through
The first leg of their flight arrived successfully in Denver, then there was a six-hour
layover. They scrutinized the monitor for their flight. They peered at the Weather
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.