1 Corinthians 12:12: For as the body is one and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. (KJV)
The body numbers many, Lord. It’s everyone You call.
It’s everyone You save from Hell’s unheavenly fall.
The foot is of the body. The ear belongs there too.
Disagreement and refusal to take part, dishonors You.
The eye is of the body, the nose is one also
Lord, You’ve put us where you want us to fight the foe.
Oh Lord, give us the courage to love, not run away,
For by Your Holy Spirit, You keep enemies at bay.
We’ve much to learn, dear Father, about loving everyone,
Thanks we are all family, inheritors with your son.
Lord, help us love each other in the church of Jesus Christ
And leave the weeding out to You, who dearly paid the price.
1 Corinthians 12:25: That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care for one another. (KJV)
What can we do today to encourage unity and love in our own church?
Prayer: Father, Your love is our goal. Show us how to accomplish it in our own church body. Amen