"One if by land and two if by sea." With those words the patriots agreed on the signal to be given from the old church tower, a signal which would tell Paul Revere which route the British troops would take. He sat astride his horse watching, waiting for a light in the darkness to bring him the news he required to warn his countrymen. Though technology now precludes their necessity, for decade upon decade dedicated souls tended the lights which shone through the darkest of nights to warn mariners of dangerous reefs and rocky shores.
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.