A Wednesday Word: Transform
God creates us FOR each other. There's just no way around it.
God, the 3-in-1, is the original Community; Creator, Christ, and Spirit living, working, and growing together. Genesis 1:27 tells us we are made in this image.
Being-in-Community is thus woven into our spiritual DNA.
As convenient as it could be to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, make a confession, read our Bibles, and try to be on our best behavior all by ourselves, the truth is this -- our Christian faith is worked out in and through our relationships with each other.
We simply must have each other to transform into the likeness of Christ. We only become who God wants us to be in the process of offering our whole selves to others freely, and receiving others who offer themselves freely to us. As we live, work, and grow together, we are made again into the image of the triune God.
This is good news - God creates us FOR each other - and there's just no way around it!
Thanks be to God.
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