Last night was a bittersweet time for our family at Cross & Crown. We shared a meal, worshiped together, meet some new friends and then were forced to face the difficult reality that not all was well. 1 Corinthians 12 tells us, “But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.”
“…its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it…”
Clyde and Judy recently experienced a fire in their home that has put them in a difficult position. There utilities are now shut off – no heat, no water, no electricity. They are experiencing a difficult season right now. The body aches.
Following our time of worship and communion we decided it would be contradictory to the scripture and downright disobedient to celebrate & sing about the goodness of God without addressing the reality that two of our family members were struggling to see God’s goodness and whereabouts during their current time of struggle.
As members of the body of Christ Clyde and Judy’s pain does not and can not go unaddressed without the body taking care of its’ own. So, we prayed. We passed an offering. We collaborated with them. Their situation is not resolved but the body is working by the power of Christ.