Words from the Pastor
Members of One Another by Wayne Hoag
“For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we (Christians), who are many are one body in Christ and individually members one of another” (Romans 12:4-5).
In his letters to the churches in Rome and Corinth, the Apostle Paul compared the body of Christ (the church) to our physical bodies. In I Corinthians 12:14, he wrote, “For the body is not one member but many.” Then he goes on to talk about the various parts of the human body, the foot, the hand, the ear, the eye, and the nose. He goes on to tell us that the human body, though made up of many different parts is all one body that needs all its parts functioning as one to be healthy. He says that it is the same way with the church.
When I look around me on any given Sunday morning, I see a very diverse crowd gathered for worship, old, young, tall, short, skinny, not so skinny, even differing skin tones that speak of many ethnic backgrounds. But Paul goes on to tell us that these individual members have been endowed with various gifts and talents, gifts, and talents that when used in concert, add strength and vitality to the whole of the body of Christ.