Who do we say Christ is? The answer to that question will play a very important part in the way we live our lives. I recently read a book about the life of Henry Ford. It was fascinating. The man was a genius. He literally put Americas on wheels. He developed the assembly line method of making cars and he sold them cheap. He believed in paying his workers, and he always gave them double the going rate. Yet, tragically, history does not remember Henry Ford as a great man. He was very prejudiced. He hated blacks; he hated Jewish people; he hated FDR; he hated the DuPonts.
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.