September 22, 2019
Scripture: Ephesians 1:22-23
God put everything under Christ’s feet and made him head of everything in the church, which is his body. His body, the church, is the fullness of Christ, who fills everything in every way.
Thought for the Day: As you gather for worship this morning – wherever you might be – look around at those who worship with you. It doesn’t matter if there are 3 people or 300, look at them through the lens of Paul’s words: Christ’s “body, the church, is the fullness of Christ…” Let those words soak in for a moment. With all the flaws and faults found among the group, to see the community as the fullness of Christ in the world is quite extraordinary. We are not perfect, and any attempt to suggest such a thing should be squelched. At the same time, the perfect love of God made real in Jesus makes possible some near perfect expressions of love through this community. In fact, it might just be those flaws and faults that God will use to demonstrate and make real perfect love as only God can do.
Prayer: Give this body, your body in the world, the encouragement needed to become the mechanism by which your love is delivered and distributed to every person, no matter who they are or where they live or how they look. Amen.
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