Re: Verse reading–Acts 4:32-37; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Galatians 6:9-10; Hebrews 10:24-25 (day one)
“Now you are the body of Christ, and individually members of it.”—1 Corinthians 12:27.
Familiar words. The Roman Catholic Mass reaches a traditional climax when the priest holds the bread before the communicant and declares “Corpus Christi”, or, “the body of Christ”. The Scripture uses the same words in a different way–to describe what has happened to US in salvation. We became His body! Just as Christ was given a physical body in the incarnation, arms, lips, legs–all which served His purposes and connected Him to the physical world, so, now, Christ-followers serve that purpose in similar fashion.
Every year in our nation, millions are spent on cosmetic surgery, diet and exercise plans. We are very “body” conscious. O that we would be AS conscious of our privilege to be members of Christ’s body. Responding to our Head, available for the doing of His will, Corpus Christi–for us both truth and prayer.