so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
1 Corinthians 12:27
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
I've been thinking the last few days about being part of the body of Christ. My first thought is how thankful I am. It's a wonderful feeling to get together with a group of believers and worship together, or study the Word together. And to know that beyond that, there are believers all over the world, who all belong to the body of Christ.
But then, while all this was on my mind, I was listening to my Casting Crowns CD, and the song If We are the Body came on. It really got to me, especially the chorus:
But if we are the Body
Why aren't His arms reaching
Why aren't His hands healing
Why aren't His words teaching
And if we are the Body
Why aren't His feet going
Why is His love not showing
them there is a way
There is a way
I think it's so important that as the body of Christ, we act as Christ would. He never just sat around idle. He was always working, always doing something for the glory of God. Christ is still here today, in the body of believers, and the reason we are called the body of Christ is that we are to be doing the work of Christ.