1 Corinthians 12:12, “The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So, it is with the body of Christ.”Hebrews 10:24-25, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
With over 70 organs, 200 bones, and a human heart that beats over three billion times in an average lifespan, the human body is miraculous, mysterious, and marvelously intricate by design. God created each part to function in coordination, working together as a whole. That's why it so perfectly illustrates the church, the body of Christ.YOU are an integral part of the body of Christ! God has gifted you with unique talents to leverage within His church, to help the entire body function properly. And now, more than ever, it's crucial that all of the members of the church stay connected! This time of quarantine has truly highlighted and underscored our need for community. Many people are hurting, lonely, and afraid. That's the beauty of the local church! It's the hope of the world! We are better together!We are commanded in Scripture to love one another and not give up meeting together. Whether we’re in a season of meeting online or we are able to meet in person, God's house will prevail! Now, more than ever, the entire body must continue to act, walk, worship, and live as ONE. Choose to stay connected and plug into all that God's doing through the local church!
Ask yourself the following questions: Am I actively telling others about the hope found in Christ? Who am I inviting to church? Who or where can I serve? We all can grow in this area, and there’s no better time to do it than today!
Father, Thank You for giving me a vital role within the body of Christ! Guide me to set an example as I seek to fulfill my purpose for Your glory. And help me to encourage others and spur them on toward love and good deeds. In Jesus’ name, Amen!