“But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them
“… But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25so
that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for
each other. 26If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part
rejoices with it.” I Corinthians 12:18, 24b – 26
What a wonderful Homecoming Sunday we had yesterday, September 13, 2020, with Reverend Dr. Larry Patterson! What a joy it was as he led us to remember! It was so beautiful to remember those who have gone before us and left so much history with our congregation. What a moment to think on those parts of the body, put in place at just the right time, that have led us to such an important place in our community.
Looking back, we saw the great joy that filled the lives of those great saints. As we look forward to the future, isn’t it wonderful to know that God puts all of us at the right place, at just the right time. In our moment, right now, this moment of pause, we can ask ‘what part do I play’? God is bringing all of us together into one body. A body that is built to glorify Him.
The joy comes in knowing that no matter what level we are able to contribute to, we are important to the body of this congregation. No matter what our limitations, the Spirit will use us to build boldness and direction toward our community. Each of us, though single in ourselves, are a part of a greater whole. And that we will succeed together as one body.
As we prepare for the end of the pandemic, with our eyes always looking forward, let us hold one another in prayer and concern. Reach out to each other in this time of separation and remind each other we are stronger together. Hold onto each other as we face sorrows or setbacks. And let us strive as one body to find ways to reach out to the community around us as a beacon of Jesus Christ’s love.
In our pursuit of Bold Hospitality, rejoice that we are one in the Lord Jesus Christ and all things done in His name will glorify God.
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