Knowing God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is to know a lot about God. But we only know what we know because God has revealed it to us. Have you ever considered that God has chosen to reveal himself to us because we are his family? One obvious response to that is to act as if we really were God's family. When we do this we are tied in with the unity of the three-in-one.
At one level it seems quite simple, but for the human family it can be terribly complex in relationships that are often a denial of the divine will for us. We are divided and all too often dysfunctional.
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.