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!”

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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