Lyle Alzado was once the terror of the National Football League. He was a maniac on the field, outrunning and out-hitting everyone else. Whether he played for Denver or Cleveland or Oakland, the opposing quarterbacks feared him as he came crashing through to sack them again and again.
Alzado was always fast, but he was not always big. He did not have the size to play with a major college team; the only college team that would take him was tiny Yankton College in South
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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.