Day Five: Loved, Nourished and Cherished, TOGETHER

Ephesians 5:28-30 (ESV)
In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body.

Christians can no longer view themselves merely as individuals. They are bound to Christ and defined by him. With that comes a sense of value and privilege and of Christ’s presence and power for living. Oneness with Christ also brings a sense of mission and involvement in his purposes.” [Klyne Snodgrass, NIVAC Ephesians]

This passage speaks of love Christ has for us. Only Jesus can wash away our shame-filled, stain-filled lives, making us radiant before God and to the whole world. The Holy Spirit empowers us to be able to truly love one another.

Prayer: Lord, may we love one another in our words, in our truthfulness with one another, in our concern and care, in our time and intercession, in intervening and caring for one another, and our lives together – may it all honor you, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Let’s close in worshiping the Lord with the song, “Singing Over Us” by Worship Central (click here).

– LB