• Cindy

One God, One Body, One World

1 Corinthians 12:12-27
For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
For the body is not one part, but many. If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? But now God has arranged the parts, each one of them in the body, just as He desired. If they were all one part, where would the body be? But now there are many parts, but one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again, the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” On the contrary, it is much truer that the parts of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary; and those parts of the body which we consider less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor, and our less presentable parts become much more presentable, whereas our more presentable parts have no need of it. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that part which lacked, so that there may be no division in the body, but that the parts may have the same care for one another. And if one part of the body suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if a part is honored, all the parts rejoice with it.
Now you are Christ’s body, and individually parts of it.

Sadly, I have experienced when a church leader decides only the head of the body is needed. As God's word clearly states, all parts of the body are required. As the verses above state, the body of Christ is not just a church congregation.

The body of Christ contains all of God's children all over the world. The Holy Spirit inside us wants us to become one not just in a church setting but also in the world. If we all listen to the Holy Spirit and indeed seek unity, then the miles between us won't matter. We will have a sense of belonging and knowing each other through the Holy Spirit. Is this impossible? Nothing is impossible with God. God is one, and He wants one body of Christ. If we can all change our mindsight and prayers to be that of love and unity, what a revival this world will experience. I know, expecting 'all' may seem a bit unrealistic. I, however, believe that it only takes a spark to start a raging fire. If we can ignite the flame, it will turn into a fire to engulf the world. We need each other, and God designed us this way.


God also wants us to find a church home but remember that church home is a member of the one body of Christ too. Each congregational member works together with other members of churches within the One Body of Christ. My understanding of the Bible, God is the head of the body, and everyone else comprises the body parts even in a church home.