You Belong Here
Published on 15 January 2021
When we understand that we belong to Jesus, and His body, we realise how significant we are! Jesus, who is supreme over everything, and head of the Church, chose you to be part of it... and He has given you a place in it. If you’ve felt like you don’t belong, or you don’t have a significant part to play… this is for you! Verse 27 of today’s scripture says “All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.” So there it is. Jesus chose you to be part of His squad and He doesn’t change His mind. In fact, the Bible says in Ephesians 4:16 that “He makes the whole body fit together perfectly.” Whether you feel it or not, you are a perfect fit here!
Would you decide today to take captive every thought and feeling that you don’t belong.. cause that is a lie. We need you to show up, and to be exactly who He created you to be, in exactly the place He placed you to be. Without you, something is missing. This is His story, but He’s written-in a role that only you could play! As you read these scriptures, would you ask God to show you the significance of the part that He has created you to fulfill.
One Body with Many Parts
The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.
Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body? If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything
But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. How strange a body would be if it had only one part! Yes, there are many parts, but only one body. The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.”
In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary. And the parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the greatest care. So we carefully protect those parts that should not be seen, while the more honorable parts do not require this special care. So God has put the body together such that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity. This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other. If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.
All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.
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