Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thought of the Day !!

Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
                                                               Romans 12:4-5 (NIV)

Whenever I read this verse I think about how we all have different gifts and how we each have an important function as a different part of the body of Christ.  But as I read it this morning I noticed the last part of the verse that reads "and each member belongs to all the others."

We belong to God the Father, who created us.  We belong to Jesus the Son, who saves us.  We belong to the Holy Spirit, who lives with us.  But do you realize what it means to belong to each other?  We have a responsibility to each other.  This means we must not take other Christians for granted.  We must do things that would lift each other up and not tear each other down.  For when we speak or do harmful things to other Christians, we harm the body that we are a part of, therefore harming ourselves.

Let us live today as though we belong to each other.

In the love of Christ,


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