On the Professional Golf Association Tour, spectators watch the leader board, which is positioned at the eighteenth green. The leader board posts the position of the current top players in the tournament. Through the four rounds of golf, played over four days, the players change positions on the leader board, as the golfers improve their game or fall off their game under the pressure of the competition. At the end of the tournament, only one name remains at the top of the leader board above every other name, and that player is declared the winner.
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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.