Some laws are immutable: The laws of gravity. The laws of magnetism. The laws of electricity. We may find circumstances altering the effects these "laws" describe (for example, what goes up must come down -- unless it achieves escape velocity), but the law is the law. Pick up a live, uninsulated wire, and you will die. But not all of God's laws work quite that quickly and unequivocally. Live under high-tension wires, and it takes longer, but we are learning that people will surely feel the effects in the long run.
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.