The Church is Us

You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. – 2 Corinthians 3:2-3 (NIV)

In this world of cell phones, texting, and email, letter writing is perhaps a lost art. For most of our history, the letter was a treasured, as well as critical, form of communication. Paul writes that the Church is like a letter, communicating to the world all it can know about our wonderful Lord. He expresses that the “Church” is us – not only those who say that Jesus Christ is the Savior and King, but all who infuse His life into our own, speak His love through our lives when there can be no words, and reach out for relationships beyond borders, barricades and blockades.

The Church is not bound by pen and ink, bits and bytes, bricks and mortar – because it really exists primarily in the heart, secured only by the Spirit of God.

Sue Breland, Worship for One Meditations of Inspiration & Encouragement ©

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