Am I a part of Christ?
The most impressive thing to me in the WMSCOG is that brothers and sisters unite each other and love one another as God loves them. They truly regard their brothers and sisters as their body. I know that it is not easy to love one another as God loves them. But the members of the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) truly understand the meaning of becoming one body through the Passover. Here is a fragrance of Zion about the matter. Let me share it for you.
One day, my pinky finger became bent and would not straighten. Since I had no pain and it was just my little finger, I did not pay attention to it. After a month, however, my middle finger too, began to show the same symptom and this time I felt pain. The pain spread to my wrist and I had problems typing on my computer, not to mention turning doorknobs.
Only then did I go to see a doctor. The doctor diagnosed me with “Trigger Finger” which is a common disorder that results in the snapping of the tendons. I was surprised to hear that I had to have surgery for it, but I thought that it would finish quickly since it was just a small part of my body. However, contrary to what I expected, the preparation for the surgery seemed uncommon and I had to be put under general anesthesia.
When I awoke from the anesthetic, my hand was all bandaged. When the effect of the anesthetic wore off, my hand swelled up badly and the pain got worse. That night, I could not sleep at all due to the pain. The little finger is less that one percent of my body. So I did not pay attention to it, thinking that the discomfort in my little finger would not cause a big problem. As a result, its condition worsened and I had to have surgery unexpectedly. If I had a problem on another part of my body such as the arm or the leg which I regarded as more important, I would have gone to the hospital earlier. There is no part of the body that is not important. It is the same with us who are all part of God.
1 Corinthians 12:26-27 “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
Even though each of us has a different role in the life of faith, every role or function is necessary and important; we cannot say that one role is more important and another is less important. I will regard as precious my brothers and sisters who are making efforts to preach the gospel in their own position or situation, as parts of the same body, and will love them as myself.