Peter was the talk of the neighborhood. He was building a house. Building it all by himself. One step at a time. The first year he put in his foundation. Then, before he could put the walls up, he ran out of money. He left the foundation open to the winter weather and in the spring he had to fix the cracks caused by freezing water. Then he began the walls.
By the end of the second year, Peter had again run out of money. This time, the foundation was fixed, the walls were up and the roof was on. However, there were no doors or windows. Peter covered the openings with plastic.
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.