Re: Verse reading– Acts 4:32-37; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Galatians 6:9-10; Hebrews 10:24-25 (day seven)
“I don’t even remember the season. I just remember walking. . . and feeling for the first time that I belonged somewhere.”–Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Remember when you were a kid? You wanted to be ON a team, IN a group? You wanted to belong. Some adults try to forget this longing. God wants us to remember it.
In 1 Corinthians, Paul describes a miracle. When we are reconciled to God, we are placed on a team. God’s team. We become members of a body. The body of Christ.
Sometimes we fall short of this lofty truth because we self exclude. “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong”, says v 15. Sad. You DO belong, you just don’t experience the encouragement of it.
What could you do this week to discover and embrace this idea? Say it! Say it loudly ! “If I am in Christ, I belong!”