“And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.” vss. 22-23
We’ve gotten used to the church being described as the Body of Christ. It’s familiar language, almost commonplace, and no one gives it much of a thought. In fact it might even be that our familiarity with the term masks the wonder of the truth it describes. Just think: the church is the Body of Christ! The church is where Christ is present to the world and through the church the world actually encounters the Christ. And we believers are a part of that Body…in a very real sense we are Christ to the world! The Christ is not some massive white statue on a mountain in Rio de Janeiro. Not at all! The Christ is an active living presence with billions of parts in every part of the globe. Now, since we humans are still plagued by symptoms of our cancerous sin, we occasionally get confused about who is in charge…we even arrogantly fight about who among us is the head. We need to be reminded that the head of the church is none other than the resurrected Christ, the one who reigns from what scripture calls, “the right hand of God.” From this exalted position the Christ sends forth the power of the Holy Spirit to energize the Body. Through that Spirit the Body is guided, inspired and strengthened…and the fruits of that Spirit are the hope of the world.
Thought for the Day: What is my role in the Body?