Pieces of the Puzzle
1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
The past few weeks my wife and I have been putting together a jigsaw puzzle, and it isn’t easy. It’s difficult to get all the pieces joined together in the right places. The creator of the puzzle made them to be perfectly joined, but it seems they have a mind of their own. They just don’t want to cooperate.
The Church is no different. The Lord designed His Church to be made up of various pieces—people who were created to fit together perfectly to form one body. When Christians join together they complete a picture of Jesus Christ called the Church. Unfortunately, some of the pieces don’t want to cooperate. They refuse to be joined together with the other pieces.
The puzzle Beverly and I are putting together has the potential to be beautiful, but right now there are gaping holes in it because pieces are missing. There are even a few pieces that might have been jammed in the wrong place. There are so many loose pieces scattered over the table you can’t see the picture.
The Church of Jesus Christ has the potential to be a beautiful picture, but when the Church is missing pieces, when pieces are in the wrong places, when unattached pieces are scattered all around; then it’s difficult for the world to see the image of Christ in His Church.
Don’t be a missing piece of the puzzle. You are an important part of the Church. Isn’t it time for you to be perfectly joined together with like-minded believers? Isn’t it time for you to join the Church?
Have a God Filled Week,
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