Jonathan Edwards, who in August, 1995, at the World Track and Field Championships at Goteborg, Sweden, was the first ever to jump over eighteen meters (sixty feet) in the triple jump, is recognized as one of the nicest people in the world of track. Previously, his rearing as the son of an Anglican vicar influenced him never to compete on Sundays. But when people began to compare him with Eric Liddel, the British sprinter and devout Congregationalist, Edwards realized that it was not really a matter of conscience with him. Instead, he has shown the world his faith in other ways.
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.