After reciting the victory over the Egyptians when they drowned, Isaiah says "Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am doing."
Some of us who have been geared to the pivotal events of WWII have been surprised by such new things as the coming down of the Berlin Wall November 9, 1989, the end of the Cold War, and the election of Boris Yeltsin as the president of Russia. Some have said Yeltsin is the first elected president ever and others have said the first in 1,000 years.
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.