In ancient times people believed that being up high was getting closer to God. That's what the tower of Babel was all about. Actually, Babylon had many towers, whose purpose was religious. They were called ziggurats, and the famous "Hanging Garden of Babylon" was one such tower. There are several websites that have aerial photographs, which have been taken from satellites. If you have a computer and an Internet account and a phone line, you can see how quite a bit of the world looks from earth's orbit. You enter the zip code of the place you want to see, and it locates the photograph.
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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.