Christ makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. – Ephesians 4:16
The culture was beginning to resemble a torn and tattered garment of beliefs, its thread the sin within the people.
But the Apostle Paul believed in the people of Christ’s church in Ephesus, and God’s power to unify the body bringing peace to Rome. Though jailed, physically abandoned in the darkness of a prison cell, the Apostle Paul cast a net of light in letters to the faithful, illuminating a desire to spread the message of Christ. He urged the believers of Ephesus to work together as one body to bring this peace reconciling heart to soul in strength and love.
And we, Christ’s faithful, continue to bear witness to a world at war, no garment big enough to cover her mess. Christ’s message for us to work together as one body continues to be clear; we are His people, this is His church, and our mission is to bring His peace to a disheveled world, standing UNITED to the call.