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Now you are the body of Christ… 
1 Corinthians 12:27

 

“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.  If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it” (1 Corin. 12: 27 & 26).

Yesterday, my Dad was at the hospital being evaluated for chest pains.  I thought about this verse throughout the day as we were waiting for his results.  It was easy to feel his suffering and care about him because we are so close.  This caused me to think about the importance of being connected to the body of Christ.   

The early Christians were extremely close and connected:

“All the believers were together and had everything in common.  Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.  Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts.  They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people” (Acts 2:44-47). 

Our culture is different, but God hasn’t changed.  I believe we are still called as a body to the closeness that these believers experienced.  They were interdependent and they had time for each other.  Maybe if we were not as busy and not as independent, we could recapture what has been lost.

 

My Dad is doing great.  He is home from the hospital and being treated for high blood pressure.  Our family is very thankful for the prayers and support from our friends. 

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