When Roger Staubach, a Christian athlete, was the super quarterback for the champion Dallas Cowboys football team, he was being interviewed. The interviewer hiked a very personal question into his face. Citing the sexual exploits of another superstar quarterback, who always seemed to have a different woman on his arm whenever he appeared in public, the interviewer asked Staubach if he felt comparable to the prowess of his competitor. Staubach always exhibited such cool composure on the gridiron. Would he fumble this delicate issue?
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.