They'd wasted a million dollars. What did their future hold? Their remaining cash went to
a fortuneteller: "Would they be rich again?" they asked. They found the crystal ball
advice as worthless as septic tank fumes. About the same time, the couple began
attending church in Hollywood.
Did the story end happily? The last I knew it didn't look promising. They eventually
ended their relationship with the Lord. His advice wasn't faulty. They stopped for reasons
that many people do. Often people want the Lord's help. They just don't want to do what
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.