During the Nazi occupation of Denmark in World War II, the Danish people saved all but 52 of the 8,000 Jews who lived in that country. The plan they used to accomplish this was quite unique. When the Nazis issued the order compelling all Jews to wear the Star of David, all of the Danes wore a Star of David. The Nazis were confused since they could not tell the Jews from the gentiles. Before they could come up with a new plan to ship them off to concentration camps, the Danes sent over 6,000 of them on a boat to neutral Sweden.
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.