Recently I made the statement that Jesus’ body was broken to make us whole, but isn’t there a sense that in this wonderful hour of grace we, the body of Christ, are broken for the life of the world?
Don’t get me wrong here. I don’t believe that God is breaking your physical body as a testimony to your neighbor. That is not to say that God does not use your afflictions to your best (and their best) interest.
Let me tell you what I do mean.
Jesus, on the earth, was one man in one place.
His wonderful plan was to implant the very Spirit with which He walked the earth, in each of His followers, and spread them across the globe.
There is an interesting concept put forth by Solomon in Ecclesiastes:
Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days. – Ecclesiastes 11:1
So He has done with us. We are like bread that He has scattered on the waters of the nations, and He will, in not too many days, draw us back to Himself, but in the mean time we are food for the nations.
We are spread throughout the world so that they can “taste and see that the Lord is good.”
As I see that we take up the job of Bread of Life, as we are sent into the world in the image of Christ and as the Body of Christ, so are we the (a) word of God. It may feel a little blasphemous saying I am a word of God, but remember Paul said you are a letter:
You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men; – 2 Corinthians 3:2
So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. – Isaiah 55:11
I know this refers primarily to Christ, but is there not a sense in which you are His word spoken to your co-workers, your students, your classmates, your teachers, your family? Aren’t you the (a) word of God made flesh and spoken to this desperate world?
Today, are you willing to be the bread of Life, broken and scattered so those around you can taste life? [Tweet This]
See you again soon.