Monday, April 24, 2017

Blending Together as One

By Andrea Merrell

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts
form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized 
by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 
Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
1 Corinthians 12:12-14

To blend is to mix elements together so they become one … possibly something intricate or complex.

Some people have an eye for blending colors. They know just the right shades and tones to use to design beautiful clothing, paintings, and interior design.

Others have an ear for blending musical notes. They hear the notes that fit together to make a symphony come to life.

Seasoned cooks and chefs have a sense of smell and taste for blending foods together. They know just the right ingredients to use to create a wonderful, mouth-watering meal.

Skilled craftsmen have the fingers for blending together the right materials to create sky-scrapers, beautiful gardens, furniture, or any number of wonderful creations.

But what about each of us as a part of the Body of Christ? How well do we blend together with others to create the perfect tapestry God intended?

Just as a husband and wife are to become “one flesh,” each member of the Body comprises a small part of the whole. Each one is essential to the success of the other—none more important or special than the other. When we work together to fulfill God’s plan and purpose on the earth, it becomes a beautiful blending together of love and unity.

And that’s the way God intended it to be.

(Photos courtesy of Miles/Ben Schonewille.)


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