“Our bodies have many parts, but the many parts make up only one body when they are all put together. So it is with the “body” of Christ.” _ 1 Corinthians 12:12 (TLB).
But we don’t seem to act like a part of a body. It’s funny how each Christian (part) act like they are a whole body by themselves but unfortunately, we are not.
“What a strange thing a body would be if it had only one part! So he has made many parts, but still, there is only one body.”
1 Corinthians 12:19-20.
As a Christian, you are a part of the church no matter where you are in the world and you are very vital and important to the body. This is why the things you do or do not do will affect the whole body as a whole.
If the leg forgets that he belongs to a body and decides to enter into fire, he will end of burning up the whole body. This is why it is important to always remember that though the race that is set before us is individualized, it is also very collective.
“It’s my life, I will live it the way I want.”
No one is against that but always remember that you are connected to several other lives.
This is why when someone gets hurt by a Christian or a particular church, they hardly want to have anything to do we another Christian or church. We all get labeled as hypocrites because we are viewed as ONE.
“If one part suffers, all parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.”
1 Corinthians 12:26.
It’s funny that the world sees us as one, yet we see ourselves as various parts and then we compare and compete with one another.
It is very sad that the world is more united than the Church is.
Let’s do better. We’ve gotta do better. Let’s support, pray, encourage, carry one another. We are much better together. Every day you must pray for the Church as a whole and serve where you have been planted diligently remembering that your service (ministry) is affecting the whole body.
“Now here is what I am trying to say: All of you together are the one body of Christ, and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it.”
1 Corinthians 12:27.
You are Eternally Loved.