An expedition to observe the 1919 solar eclipse verified Albert Einstein's prediction, based on his general theory of relativity, concerning the curvature of space. A pupil asked him, "What would you have said if there had been no confirmation of this kind?"
Einstein replied, "I would have been obliged to pity our dear God. The theory is correct."
The reason the theory was correct was that God had provided Einstein the wisdom to develop it, even as God provides the needed wisdom to all his children to live lives of thanks, praise, service, and obedience.
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.