I remember visiting Niagara Falls and being deeply impressed by the depth to which the water cascaded in a mighty tumble to the water level far below. Knowing what a thrill it would be to some people to ride across that deep gorge and look at the Falls from eye level, some enterprisers long ago constructed a cable car to make the crossing over the gorge. The cables hardly seem large enough or strong enough to give much reassurance, but in many years of use they have proven to be completely adequate for carrying the cable car filled with tourists.
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.