Oh great! A broken watch! Now what was he supposed to do? How could he possibly manage without knowing what time it was? He never had enough time, and now this, just when he had scheduled everything down to the last minute so as to make the maximum use of his day. Well, he'd just have to make the best of it. He didn't have the time to go buy another watch and his alarm was a clock-radio. He certainly couldn't carry that around. He grabbed his briefcase and raced off to his first appointment. As he drove, he thought about all the other ways in which he might determine the time.
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.