A short while ago my wife asked me if I had seen the electrical cord for our coffee maker. I had not. We both commenced to look for it -- high and low. We looked for it throughout the kitchen, but could not find it. Thinking that perhaps someone threw it out by mistake, we searched the wastebasket. It wasn't there. We finally found it, of all places, under the sink in the bathroom. It seems that a house guest thought it belonged with an iron she had borrowed, and returning the iron to its usual resting place, placed the cord there too. No wonder we couldn't find it!
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.