The Body

One of the metaphors in the Bible is the “body.”  The church is likened to a human body.

I Corinthians 12:12 says, “The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body.  So it is with Christ.”  In other words, the church, like the human body, is one family, made up of many members.

Another biblical truth expressed in this passage.  Verse 15 “If the foot should say,
‘Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body.’….But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be…As it is there are many parts, but one body.”

In the church people sometimes think that they are insignificant.  The way they serve is not as visible or considered by many to be of less value to the body.  The Bible reminds us that each part of the Body of Christ is significant no matter how small it seems.  Paul reminds us in verse 27, “Now you are the Body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”  Not only that, each of you is  a significant part of the Body of Christ.

When each of us is doing our part the church functions more effectively.  If some are doing their part and some are not, we do not function as well.  As we reflect upon our roles as stewards of Christ’s Church, we hope each of us will step up to serve in some way—there are no small ways.  We hope each of us will commit to serving and giving financially to building God’s Kingdom through Covenant.

I hope you will join me!

In Christ’s Service,

Hal