One Body of Christ, Many Parts
By Christy Young
I have always been amazed when studying the human body. Each body part depends on another to function and work at full capacity. We all have experienced something, maybe as simple as the common cold. Although our symptoms seem minor, it affects how our body works as a whole. Everything within our body has an important role to play, and no part is independent. All parts must work together for our bodies to function correctly.
The Bible describes the church as the body of Christ. As believers, we make up the body of Christ. That is an important role to fill! Each believer is unique and special, but dependent on others to fulfill the purpose that God has called upon us.
God has equipped each of us with special talents and abilities to uplift His kingdom. When we combine our talents and abilities, we become one in Christ. We must be spiritually in tune to understand the direction and purpose behind the talents that He has gifted us with. We must be connected with other believers, the church to combine our talents/gift to fulfill the work God has called us to do.
1 Corinthians 12:12 says, “ For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body; so also in Christ.” Christ’s body is the church. If the members are connected, great things are accomplished in the name of Jesus. Without connection, there is no life, no fruits to bear. Connection/ Unity as a body of believers is essential to leave a lasting impact and impression on our society, our world. As members of the body, we are called to serve Christ, each other, and the world around us.
We are living in a world of darkness and despair, we must shine the light of Jesus throughout this land. Let’s unify with other believers to accomplish great things! Our prayers should be, Jesus thank you for your body, the church, because is it beautiful and wonderfully made. Thank you, Father, for allowing us to be part of your body. May we be obedient to your calling and a blessing to your church and the world around us!
Christy Young is the blessed wife of Chris Young and proud mother of Hunter and Holden. She is a life-long resident of Mitchell county, bookkeeper at Young, Miller & Gillespie, PA, and a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church