"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory,
glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth . . .
And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace."
(John 1:14, 16)
This world can be a lonely place.
Ideals and illusions of perfection drive us further apart.
Fears force wedges between us.
Masks conceal and get in the way of true community.
Not willing to be vulnerable, we neglect the fact that we need each other.
I gather with women and am grateful to share my story and who we are in Christ.
I am given strength to be vulnerable as prayers are presented at the throne of a gracious God.
Wet eyes around the room tell me I am not alone. As we tear down our fences, Christ in His love will build us up together.
In Christ, we are being built together.
Christ came in sinful flesh. Light shone in the darkness, that sinners could, by the Spirit, become children of God and shine as lights in the world.
We have been called Saints that have been set apart for God ~ together with God.
Dwelling in His very presence and His very presence dwelling in us.
Christ Jesus being our foundation and support. The One who holds all things together.
Together, we lay ourselves down, to be built up together in Him.
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens,
but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure,
being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.
In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
Email subscribers can listen to this song, 'In Christ', by following the link here.
Also linking with Five Minute Friday at Lisa-Jo's place. This week the prompt is: Together
Officially, the rules are:
2. Link up at Lisa-Jo's and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community...