Often I have heard Christians say, "I hope I will be good enough to go to heaven when I die." If there is any doubt in our minds, as believers in the Lamb of God, then we need to hear again that we can be truly confident and very happy; we have all been invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb. If we have any doubts about missing out on this great event described in Revelation, we can blame no one but ourselves. There is nothing that God wants more than for us to share in the eternal supper of the Lamb.
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.