Often times Andrew is delegated to walking in the shadow of his big brother Simon Peter. However, it is Andrew who teaches us what it means to be a disciple on a daily basis. Apart from a listing of the disciples, Andrew is mentioned only three times in the New Testament and each of these occasions are in the Gospel of John. We first meet Andrew when he introduced Simon to Jesus. The second appearance was when Andrew brought to Jesus the young boy who had the lunch of five loaves and two fish. The third episode was when Andrew brought to Jesus a group of Greeks who sought Jesus' council.
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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.