Body of Christ
When we think about the body of Jesus
Christ, the first image that often comes to mind is the vision of the
crucifixion—the body that was so brutally tortured and unconscionably nailed on
the cross. And rightly so, for through His battered body and through His death,
life was made possible to us.
What kind of life did our Lord
Jesus give us? He gave us His life so that we might live. He is the life in our
fellowship, in our gathering, and in our service to Him. He has made each of us
a member of His precious body. He has entrusted us to build upon this body, and
He has promised to sustain us with His life.
Therefore, it is vital that we
strive to understand our role in His body, be actively responsible for the
welfare of the body, and to bring glory to Christ Jesus, who is our head and
the one we live for.