While playing for the state high school football championship, Olivet High School had the winning touchdown called back because an extra player was on the field, and eventually lost the game. Afterward, the local television news tried to get the coach to identify the player who was not supposed to be on the field and he refused saying: "I'm not going to give you the boy's name. He made a mistake, he knows it and that's it. The game's over, let's move on and forget about it."
The Lord will forgive our mistakes and forget our wrongdoing.
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.