As we approach the end of this millennium, many people have become anxious as they seek to interpret Daniel's dreams and John's revelation, relating them to present-day wars, famines, and earth changes. The future of man does indeed appear to be very precarious; yet, remembering that God is ultimately in control of all our destinies, we should be calmed in our fears. An Airborne chaplain, making a routine training jump, discovered his main chute had malfunctioned and released his emergency chute.
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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.