Most of the major airports around the world have chaplains. While many of them do hold worship services in airport chapels, a far greater part of their ministry is informal: help for travelers and ministry of all kinds to airport personnel. With the millions of travelers passing through the world's airports each year, all sorts of things happen. If, for example, a couple is on a flight, and the man dies suddenly of a heart attack, it is the chaplain who is summoned upon landing to assist and comfort the wife.
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.