One woman tells of the terror she felt when she was a passenger of a car going over Monarch Pass, as she traveled from Texas to Colorado. As she looked over the side of the car, she could see several thousand feet straight down. The road winds and curves around the mountain, and there is not even a shoulder, much less a guard rail between the car and the sheer drop. Some years later this same woman found that she had to drive over that same pass. She was certain that she would be paralyzed with fear. Instead, to her surprise, she found that she was not at all afraid.
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.