If you feel God has gone away on vacation and left you on your own, go straight to him.
Ask a question. Raise a protest. Ask him why he is letting you down. Then you'll have to
do the hardest thing of all. Wait. Wait for him to come back the way Jesus did. Wait for
him to come back and give you your own resurrection.
I know that waiting is the hardest job in the world. It is 10,000 times harder to wait than it
is to rush into action, but when it feels as if God's gone on leave of absence, and you ask
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.