Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
Name Tags: You Are... (Part 13)
The Body Of Christ
Now you are Christ's body, and individually members of it.
1 Corinthians 12:27 (NASB)
Because we are members of His body.
Ephesians 5:30 (NASB)
Clearly, saints are called the body of Christ. Christ is the Head Who dictates our Orders, while we supply His moving parts on earth.
We're His kind mouth and compassionate eyes. We're His resolute shoulders and strong arms. We're His heart flowing with living water. We're his stomach filled with the Bread of life. We're His back never turned in cowardice. We're His hands reaching out to help others. We're His fingers intertwined with our kin. We're His legs walking as circuit preachers. We're His feet balanced firmly on the ground.
But in our movements to fulfill these roles, what we're not is tucked up in our houses... as if earth is the place we want to stay; as if we don't know Heaven is our home; as if we don't know we have a mission; as if a body doesn't need a head; as if we're self-directed believers; as if we're disconnected from His Mind; as if we're disconnected from our kin, as if we're unaware of His Commands.
Actors, models and talent for Christ, while much of the church has settled down, you're moving out on stages and screens: fulfilling His ordained commission in a field where the harvest is ripe. But in the process of your field work, don't forget the One Who directs you. No body lives long without a head.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Name Tags: You Are... series.