The human body is an amazing demonstration of God’s miraculous power. Scattered across our skin is approximately 640,000 sense receptors. Within our mouth are approximately 9,000 taste buds. The average person has over 100,000 strands of hair and our heart beats more than 2.5 billion times during our lifetime. In addition to all of this, our body is made up of over 600,000 muscles which help us walk, talk, breathe and live.
The human body is amazing. So is the body of Christ.
Romans 12:4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.
EVERY PART OF THE BODY OF CHRIST IS UNIQUELY DIFFERENT
The psalmist said – “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” (Psalm 139:14) David considered his physical body to be so marvelous that it caused him to bow in reverence before his Creator.
Consider Paul’s thoughts concerning the church’s uniqueness –
1 Corinthians 12:14 For in fact the body is not one member but many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? 18 But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. 19 And if they were all one member, where would the body be? 20 But now indeed there are many members, yet one body.
We’re not all the same. The church is made up of many unique individuals.
ALL THE UNIQUE PARTS OF THE BODY OF CHRIST ARE MEANT TO FUNCTION AS ONE
“As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.” (1 Corinthians 12:20 ESV)
Our physical body is made up of many unique and amazing parts. Yet, if all these parts did not cooperate and work together, we could not function. If the foot decided to go in one direction while the eye decided to go in another, we would be in a mess. The same is true with the body of Christ. Though we are all different, we are designed to function as one. One part of our spiritual body is not more important that the rest, nor is one part of our spiritual body meant to be in competition with the others. We are a unit. We are a body. We are His church.
David said that we are ‘fearfully and wonderfully made.’ That is true both physically and spiritually. The same God who created our amazing physical bodies is also the God who created His amazing spiritual body.
God bless you brethren.
* Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture is taken from the New King James Version.