No Where To Lay His Head

Luke 9:58

And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”

 

The Body of Christ is just that, a body. We in the church world often times fail to realize in the authenticity of this fact. We tend to have spiritualized this in our attempts to rationalize through some sense of religion or our own theological imagery and we miss the fact that we are a literal body; all ethnicities included and not merely an institution called the church. The fact remains that if we continue to make this truth a nebulas rhetorical concept then we will never have to face the reality of personal and ecclesiastical responsibility involved in a real and relevant (body of Christ) church. 

 

Physiologically speaking if the body is not functioning together as a collective whole the head will suffer and will not be able to process as it should. “To lay His head” has more to do with connectivity than in convalescence. Jesus is ultimately looking for a place to call home. This is a place where He can depend on every member of the bodies focus to be on the vitality of the head. As in any medical emergency the vitality of the head is supreme. The Body of Christ must refocus on Christ.

 

15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. (Ephesians 4)

 

Beverly and myself live, love and express being all one in Christ (Gal 3:28). Washed in his blood, we have his genetic finger print. The genetic finger print that is found in one cell, function or system of the body should be found in all. In order to extend synergy and connectivity to the body this code must persist. If this code  of Christ love does not persist through out the body it can become infected by one rogue cell figuratively speaking, of division, hatred, jealousy, bias,  prejudice, ethnocentrism or multi dimensional arrogance and the theme goes on; however can ultimately become metastasized through many cells to the cancerous destruction of the body. 

 

Why is all of this important? Because if we keep replicating the fruits of the Spirit of Christ as a body we can be that place He can call home and through the spirit of unity the genetic finger print of God in Christ can be manifest in us. In only this way can the world experience the Glory of God and the church can become the nexus of transformative cultural change that the world awaits and the great commission dictates. In other words being the contrasting light in the face of a dark world which is the very essence of evangelism.

Kevin K. Robinson Executive Director of Accord1

 

 

 

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