One Body

 For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. -1 Corinthians 12:12

The human body is an exquisite organism. Scientists cannot duplicate it or even fully understand it. It is a synthesis of many parts. Each member of the body relates to and depends upon other parts of the body, contributing to the welfare of the entire body. 

The same is true of all believers as members of the body of Christ. We should function in Christ’s body as the parts of the human body function. Just as the amputation of a limb handicaps the entire body, there is no Christian brother whom we do not need. The Greek word translated “body” is related to the word meaning “to heal, preserve, be made whole.” This word clearly shows how our lives are inextricably woven together within the body of Christ and how our well-being depends upon the well-being of others (Rom. 14:7). 

Is there a severed or strained relationship between you and a brother or sister in Christ? Go to him or her today. Allow Christ to knit you together in His Church. 

1 Corinthians