High in the Rocky Mountains, there is a place of great geographical significance -- a location marked, if it is marked at all, only by a few road signs. If you stand at this place and empty a canteen of water into the ground, it makes a great deal of difference where you stand; for if you stand in one place, the water runs to the Atlantic, and if you stand but a few feet to the west, it flows to the Pacific.
That place, of course, is known as the Continental Divide. It's the boundary-line -- high atop the Rocky Mountain ridge -- between two great watersheds.
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.