2. Motley Crew Glue

motley crew onboard pirate ship

Have you ever wondered about the Body of Christ? What did God have in mind when He put together this motley crew of brigands? We have as many opinions about what He wants as there are members. Some days, we not only have trouble rowing together, we can’t even agree that we’re in a boat. Why does He risk His name on such a ship of fools?

Part of the answer has to be love. Paul says that as we speak the truth, we will “grow up into Him who is the Head, that is, Christ.” He goes on to say that “From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” His love squishes out from the seams of our work like magic glue. It transforms a band of pirates into a company of saints.

So, how is He using your work to stick His body together?

Romans 12:3-8    Ephesians 4:14-16

cover of book containing Motley Crew GlueExcerpt from Call For News-Reflections of a Missionary Pilot. Click here to get the entire book.

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