(L, M) One of the strangest phenomenon in recent years has been the bizarre claim of some off-the-wall pseudohistorians that the Nazi holocaust never happened, that the accounts of millions being murdered are a fiction. But the fact is there are enough survivors around to testify to the truth. It is always important for those who know the truth to testify to it, for there will always be those who will adjust the facts to suit themselves. Peter had to stand up and remind the crowd of the facts in the case of Jesus Christ, lest they forget their own part in it.
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.