I hope you are keeping well.
This week I have been reflecting on family as I have been stuck in quarantine.
I've thought a lot about how my family has changed over the last fews years, I have thought about how we each play a different part in the family, and how situations like a pandemic have affected us all.
No doubt, this covid season you have you have thought similar things. Maybe you have thought about the people close to you, your family and the people you choose to call family.
Alongside my family, I am especially grateful for the many people I can choose to call family, and feel very blessed to be part of a Church family too. As times as extreme as these, I hope that you are also comforted by your church family.
This morning I wanted to leave time to reflect and be grateful for our families and friends that we consider family. Below is a Scripture and a meditation that I hope will walk you through this moment of reflection, as you start your day.
1 Corinthians 12:14-27
14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body.
17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.
21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 24 which our more presentable parts do not require.
But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, 25 that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.