The Nazi movement was one of the greatest evils of this millenium. Certainly, the Germany of 50 years ago was at least as wicked as the description given in 2 Chronicles 36. Like so many other corrupt societies before them, they were more than defeated. The Third Reich was destroyed. Could we even say that they experienced the judgment of God?
Now after a half century of rebuilding and restoring, the German people are moving toward reunification. As happened in 2 Chronicles, God's judgment was tempered by grace. -- Cueni
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.