When Noah finished building the ark, he started to let the animals come on board two by two. Ostriches and horses and camels - one male and one female of every kind of animal filed past Noah. But all of a sudden, Noah saw one male gorilla coming up the ramp all by himself. So Noah asked, "What are you doing here? Where is your mate? And the gorilla answered, "I was hoping to meet her on the ark. I always heard that a cruise was a good place to meet women.
In this passage, we find that baptism saves us in a way that Noah`s ark was a vehicle of salvation in times past.
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.