In the movie, Oh God!, Jerry Landers discovers very quickly and humorously that God's kingdom and very presence are not part of everyone's experience. First, he receives a note from God asking for a meeting. Then during the meeting, all Jerry hears is a voice claiming to be that of God. It seems God has a message that he wants Jerry to deliver to the rest of the world. Eventually, God makes himself visible by taking on the appearance of a kindly old man played by George Burns. Hesitantly, Jerry is won over by God and begins to carry out his divinely appointed tasks.
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.