Some people deal with change the old-fashioned way -- they fight it! There is an old story about two Kentucky horse breeders who developed a keen rivalry. Hoping to gain an advantage over his rival, one horse breeder hired the best jockey in the world. One race day, both rival's horses were heading toward the finish line neck in neck, when suddenly, a third horse went down in front of them causing all of the horses to fall. The best jockey in the world quickly regained his composure, remounted, and rode on to victory.
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.