Monday, March 28, 2011
In A Word: Alphabet
The body of Christ, which is each and every believer, operates in a similar way as the alphabet. Standing alone, we may not look like much. Sure we may have been blessed with a gift of teaching, speaking, singing, healing, writing and so on, but on our own there's only so much we can do with those gifts. We need the gifts of other members of the body of Christ to come alongside us to make a much more powerful impact on others. As scripture points out, "The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?" (I Corinthians 12: 17 & 21) It is when we work together that we are able to fully accomplish life's purpose to the glory of God. "So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another" (Romans 12:5).