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“For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another” (Romans 12:4-5, New King James Version). We did it again! A friend recently flew in for a short visit, and I drove to the airport to pick her up. As I pulled away from the passenger pickup zone, she looked at me and said, “Same shirt.” I glanced over and, sure enough, we wore identical tops in the same color. Twins again—although we got dressed that morning…

“The glory of the young is their strength; the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old” (Proverbs 20:29, New Living Translation). The wonderful thing about the body of Christ is there is room for everyone. It doesn’t matter if we are young, old, or somewhere in between. Nor does God look at intellectual abilities, our personal appearance, our physical strength, or any other measurement society places upon our worth. Sometimes we allow the world’s criteria to influence how we feel about ourselves. A better way to view ourselves is through God’s eyesight. Everyone has value. Everyone has…

“For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.” I Corinthians 12:13-14, 18 In this passage of Scripture Paul is comparing the body of Christ to our natural bodies. It is amazing the way God created our bodies, so many different parts and each one fulfilling a special…