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I stumbled upon this news brief while I was researching something for a short story I am writing.

You won’t understand my blog until you watch the story of Brooke Greenberg. Watch it all the way through. Copy and paste the link in your web browser (it was the best way I could share this).


Did you see that? Brooke’s body doesn’t work as one unit, it works as individual parts, and therefore doesn’t mature. She still thrives and lives, but not like a normal human, like a baby.

Isn’t that wild!?!

In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul talks about how the members of “the Church” (any believers) make up a body.
“But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.”

He goes onto say that we will only be used to our full capacity if we work as one.

Today, I think the Church is like Brooke, all a part of the body, but working separately. Denominations let theology get in the way, churches let discomfort stop them from furthering God’s kingdom, sub ministries go off on their own. We are a part of the body, but we separate ourselves from each other as believers because of the walls we put up and because of our disagreements.

I think there’s a call in this. One, we need to get over ourselves. Two, we need to pray together for what God wants us to do as a body. We need to stop being the Church that shuts down homeless ministries because there are too many homeless people polluting in the area. We need to stop being the Church that rejects the rejects. We need to stop being the Church who kicks people out for whatever reason. Because just believing the same thing is not enough. Being separate as a body, will only keep us alive. We’ll remain toddlers. But we aren’t called to that. We have to thrive as a unit.

Because God is a God of unity.

And thank Him, he’s also a God of love. Like the Greenberg family, God constantly wants to be with us. He still pours out his love over us despite our inability to thrive as one unit. We are so inconvenient for him, but he is relentless with us.

I think the Greenberg family is like God in that respect. Thank you Brooke, for showing me something. Thank you Greenbergs for living in love the way you do. And thank you God for making those people.


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