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One Body

For we are all members of one body.  Ephesians 4:25b NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.Out of the corner of my eye, I detected movement.

In the grass near the picnic table where my family sat eating, a potato chip ambled away. I blinked, shook my head, and looked again. Sure enough, the salty snack made slow but certain progress across the lawn.

Putting down my sandwich, I alerted my husband and kids. Fascinated, we all jumped up and rushed toward this strange scene. No, I wasn't crazy. The potato chip definitely moved through the blades of grass. Entranced, my children dropped to their knees for a closer view. Aha! The potato chip did not move on its own. An army of ants transported it.

I tried to imagine what the ant that first came across the errant human snack thought. Did he believe he could move the potato chip by himself? Only Super Ant could manage that feat. But this ant connected with fellow ants and worked on a common goal. The body of ants collectively picked up a potato chip many times its size and carried away the desired food prize.

We might feel like an ant when facing daunting tasks in this world. But we do not have to tackle things on our own. As Christians, we are members of a large group—the body of Christ. Acting together with other Christians, we can accomplish things which we could never do alone.

One ant could not pick up a potato chip, but an army of them could. If a body of ants can do that, then Christ's body of believers can lift our world and move it closer to Christ.

Make it your practice to work with others as one body for Christ.  

 (Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Alice Murray

Alice H. Murray is a Florida adoption attorney by profession and a writer by passion. Alice writes a weekly blog, has had three pieces published in the compilation work Short And Sweet Series, and is a staff writer for www.adoption.com