In the book of Romans, the apostle Paul tells us the basic Christian truths as he saw them. Paul wrote with no excuses, hidden meanings, or apology. He knew his life was going to end, so he wrote bluntly to the Christians in Rome. What did he have to lose? So it is with Charles Colson, a member of the Watergate scandal. He was imprisoned for his actions and while in prison became a Christian. He had nothing to lose and spoke directly of God's love and basic Christian truths as he saw them. Mr. Colson wrote with no excuses, hidden meanings, or apologies.
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.