One Body with Many Members

I’ve been thinking a lot about children this week. I guess that is only natural considering it’s Vacation Bible School week. It’s an amazing thing to walk in the Fincher Family Life Center and see it full of God’s children, representing the glorious diversity of God.
Seeing these kids running around having a great time reminded me of an old children’s rhyme. “Here is the church, here is the steeple, open the door and there are the people.” The church is the people, the people are the church. This is a truth that I have preached about a lot and we all know it is true, but this week I have seen it truly in action.
Yes, we have had 90+ children every day this week here at Vacation Bible School, but we have also had 50+ volunteers of all ages helping to make our VBS possible. And while the children have had a great time, I believe that helpers have had just as meaningful a time. To serve our neighbors is also to serve God. To put our faith into action in any way that helps a child of God brings glory and honor to His name.
When we get up and do something with our faith, we discover that our faith becomes more meaningful and more alive. When we do something for God, no matter how small and insignificant we think it might be, it is contributing to the health of the Body of Christ – the church. When you feed a child, set up a table, cook a meal, send a card, make a call and you do it in Jesus’ name, you are the church!
What have you done for God recently? What skill, talent or gift do you have that you can use for the glory of God? Do you have some time that you can give? Can you pray? Believe me when I tell you, if you do anything and give it to God, you will be blessed! Thank you Lord, for a church that is full of your people who are willing to give of themselves to build up your kingdom. We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next!

I Corinthians 12 (various verses)
. . . To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good
. . . Your body has many parts but no matter how many parts you can name, you’re still one body. It’s exactly the same with Christ.
. . . God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose
. . . But God has so arranged the body, giving the greater honor to the inferior members, that there may be no dissension within the body, but the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it.


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