Dave had drifted through a number of jobs following college. He had tried his best to succeed, but for fifteen years could not find his rhythm or niche. After resigning another unhappy job experience, he went to work as a regional sales representative for a national company. Finally skills and experience clicked with the job requirements. He made more money in salary, commissions, and bonuses in eight months than he had in three years at his previous job. Just when things were going well, Dave severely broke his leg in a freak ski accident.
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.