Week of April 27, 2020
Text: 1 Corinthians 12:26-27
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 of you is a member of it.
Over the last couple months, we have had the opportunity to learn a lot about ourselves and about each other. As we have been kept from assembling in our places of worship, we have been reminded that the church building is not the Church. We are the Church.
In the above verse Paul is instructing the new body of believers in the city of Corinth regarding their assembling together for worship and the importance of each individual member to the functioning of the whole.
Paul uses the physical body as an illustration to help the believers understand their importance.
So, we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
Although we may not be able to physically see one another or assemble in our place of worship, God has placed us together in our hearts and mind through Jesus Christ.
We still have a role and position to play in the body of Christ, the Church. When we are unable to physically get out to meet, we can encourage one another with a phone call, send a handwritten note or card and we can pray. Let us never forget the importance of our prayers.
You are an important member of the body of Christ and as long as you walk this earth, God has a plan and purpose for your life.
May the God of peace guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.