How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! (Psalm 133:1 NIV)
1 Corinthians 12:27 “Now you are the body of Christ, and each of you is a part of it.”
dictionary.com Unity: a state of being one. A whole or totality as combining all its parts into one.
It’s interesting to see what we can accomplish when we all come together as one. This beautiful cross was conceived in the mind’s eye of one and was the product of many coming together for an all ages Lenten Sunday School event. People aged 5 through 80’s came together and each one contributed based on the skills they possessed. I remember participating in the event surrounded by people with much greater art skills than myself. After a few moments of questioning as to whether my art was worthy of the project, I settled down and just started to color. At the end of our time, I submitted my work and promptly forgot about it.
On Easter Morning, I couldn’t contain my joy and excitement when the cross was “presented.” It’s truly beautiful isn’t it? I was surprised to see my contribution on that cross along with everybody else's. That elevated my spirit tremendously. It really got me thinking about what we can do when we put our minds and talents to a common goal. A vision was brought to reality by bringing together the various “parts” of the body into one integrated whole. Each one had a hand in bringing the vision to reality. And questions of worthiness were long replaced by the joy and excitement of the finished product.
Celebrate Baker 360 is an opportunity to bring together various “parts” of the body of Christ that is Baker Memorial United Methodist Church. Our time together will offer us an opportunity to experience the continuing narrative that is our past and present, as well as anticipate and have a hand in creating the narrative that will drive our church into the future. I hope to see you there.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words;