You don`t understand me! Those words have been a cry of people from one generation to the next. The world is different, the ways of living are different, and it takes some real understanding to bridge the gulf. But it can happen, and understanding does happen because we share human ties. Hebrews says God is concerned with his people. God calls them his children. And while the person of Jesus has many important roles to play, one of them is that he understands what it is to be human. He knows from firstha
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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.