I had a dream that some friends and I were all getting into heaven together. Peter said we were to wait at the gate for transportation. We could depend on getting around in heaven in a style related to how good we were in life. Soon a white airplane landed by the gate, and the back door opened and I could see how spacious it was inside with flight staff and a well-equipped kitchen. I was just real anxious to get aboard and fly in that airplane, when Peter called out, "Kenneth." I was disappointed. But just then a great big silver RV motor home arrived.
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.