People magazine likes to run photo columns on "The Worst Dressed" and "The Best Dressed" individuals in the limelight. And we love to look to see what they are wearing! If there were a Christian People magazine running a photo column on "The Best Dressed," would you be in it? Would you be wearing the excellent clothes the Bible picks out for the children of God? Clothes like compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, patience, forgiveness, peace, thankfulness? How do they fit on you? Do you wear them well? Do you wear them often? Do you wear them in public? -- Molldrem
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.