Thursday, March 14, 2013


If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:26,27

The Church is called the body of Christ in the New Testament. Just as the human body is made up of many different parts, each with its own function, so it is with the Church. When all parts of the body (whether the human body or the Church body) are healthy, it works well and accomplishes what it is supposed to. Problems arise in the Church body when one part thinks it doesn't need the other parts, or thinks it is better than the other parts. We must realize that we are in this together. Though there are certain differences, in love we must move forward with a unity of purpose, that being to bring glory to God in all things. Jesus said that it is by our unity that the world will know that he was sent by the Father. Each of must see to it that we are doing our part to keep or bring about that unity.

Lord, though there are divisions in the Church, perhaps even within our own local churches, may we never be the cause of that division. Use us as instruments of your love to bring unity and keep unity. May we more clearly see the necessity of those who might not be from our particular group. If ever we begin to think that we are better or more important to your kingdom than another, remind us that there is none elite nor exclusive. Remind us that we are in this together and that there is only one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism and one God and Father of us all. For your glory. Amen.

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