Scientists are certain that Mount Rainier in Washington will erupt again some day, causing enormous damage. It will perhaps equal Mount Rainier's explosion of 5,000 years ago when 200 square miles of land were covered to a depth of 25 feet. It will likely cause more damage than a volcano about thirty miles from Armero, Colombia, did in 1985, when it erupted and killed 23,000 people. It will likely cause some 25 times as much damage as did Mount St. Helens in 1980.
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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.