"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Church: The Whole Body
I want to teach my children to have a close relationship with our Lord and Savior. Prayer habits that last a lifetime are most often formed in childhood. As adults model meaningful prayer lives, kids will learn how they, too, can talk to their Creator. That’s why each day this month I will be writing a prayer inspired by a different letter of the alphabet and sharing an accompanying verse from the Bible.
The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body – whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free- and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.
1 Corinthians 12:12-13
Father God, how often we take the narrow view “church” means the building and the people within its walls when the term actually refers to your entire body of followers. We all think and act differently, but Your commandment is for us to be as one. Despite our variety of backgrounds and opinions, help us to live and worship in harmony. Give us the grace to look past petty differences and believe that You will align our hearts with the work You have called us to do. Thank you for guarding our uniqueness while reminding us we are collectively one body, Lord - Yours. Amen.