Perhaps it was because God was in control, and not Moses, that the fugitive from Egypt was so terrified to speak. He was trusting his future to a power beyond himself. Eugene Napoleon, who wanted to be Emperor of France but never quite made it, had a harrowing experience as a toddler. The family wanted him to learn to swim so, during a visit to the beach, one of them picked him up bodily and hurled him into the ocean. He struggled out and ran away as fast as he could, howling in terror.
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.