In 1981 the space shuttle Columbia lifted off and headed into orbit around the earth. It was not the first space flight, nor would it be the last. But, it held the attention of the nation and of the world. For the first time a spaceship would be vertically rocketed out of earth's gravity, but then reenter it like an airplane, be piloted for a safe horizontal landing, and then be reused for another space flight later. The news coverage was worldwide, especially when it landed. Every eye wanted to see this history-making moment. -- Molldrem
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.