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Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Mosaic

I'm going to continue the little artistic theme from the last post. Did you ever have to make a mosaic in an art class? It's where you take a bunch of little pieces and put them together to form one unified picture. The church is sort of like a mosaic.
When I say 'the church,' I'm not talking about that building you go to on Sunday mornings. I'm talking about the body of believers that Christians are a part of, known as 'the Church.' Each of us is a separate little masterpiece created by the Father with special abilities and gifts. However, one person can not do everything. Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. 1 Corinthians 12 talks about our spiritual gifts. "There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord." (1 Cor. 12:4-5) Although, we serve in different ways, we're all serving the same God for the same purpose. It also says, "To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit..." (1 Cor. 12:8) The point trying to be made here is that each of us has our own individual talents that aren't the same as someone else's. But read further into 1 Corinthians 12. You'll find it starts talking about one body. This is where the mosaic analogy comes in. Alone, a believer or piece of the picture is fine, but if you unify it with the other parts, they all become one magnificent picture. An entire picture is a lot better than part of one; don't you think?
The body of Christ, or the Church, is a mosaic, and you're one of the pieces. You as a masterpiece bring something to the body that no one else can. That why it's silly to say, "Well, I just don't fit in anywhere." If you're a masterpiece of God, then you can be part of the mosaic, too.

In Service to the King,

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