In a recent I Witness Video television show the action centered on a dramatic boat rescue. A woman was desperately holding on to the side of a boat that was going in circles. When a young man in another boat saw what was happening he leaped from his own boat to hers, climbed into the boat, and after much trouble he shut off the engine. The lady was then rescued. When he was asked about his heroism he said that confronted with the choice of either letting the woman drown or trying to do something to help her he did what had to be done.
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.