The promise of the Spirit is that He will lead us into the truth. Lynne V. Cheney, wife of the former Secretary of Defense, has written a book titled Telling the Truth. Mrs. Cheney describes the modern assault on truth in our culture that even denies the possibility of the idea of truth. Our culture is lost in a sea of relativism. A vivid example of this is the way the movie director Oliver Stone plays fast and loose with the facts in his movies JFK and Nixon. When a society decides truth is anything that a person says it is, we are in deep trouble. Mrs.
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.