Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:12)
What would life be like if we were all the same? God made us all to be different, with different gifts and abilities, and different strengths and weaknesses. We work together as part of a bigger whole just like, as St Paul says, a body. Our need for each other shows God’s goodness at work, and helps us to grow as Christians.
I hope that this email is useful, and that you are able to spend a few minutes at noon each day, as we pray together as a church family. Please do keep sending your prayer suggestions to me, so that we can make sure we are praying around the needs, burdens and encouragements of our whole church family.
All these are the work of one and the same Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:11)
Unity and diversity are ideals that we aim for, and characteristics that are highly prized. For the next two Sundays, we’ll be looking at how our unity and diversity come from God the Father, through Jesus Christ, and are used by the Holy Spirit for our good and God’s glory.