Peter had the right answer, but the wrong insight. His answer was right, but he didn't know why. This can happen to us. An obvious illustration is a young student working on a mathematics assignment. The student hates arithmetic and is anxious to go outside and play. So, the student wrestles with fractions and decimals; he works a bit and then peeks in the back of the book to see if the answers are correct. Whenever he hits it lucky, he goes outside to play. He may have the right answer, but could fail math. He doesn't know why the answer is right.
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.