Brenda’s Blog – July 26, 2022
“Placing biscuits touching each other will increase rising when baking.”
I love Mary B frozen biscuits. As I put two in the toaster oven and looked for the baking temperature I noticed a little line titled “Tip.” The words made me smile and of course I put them cozily together on the baking pan.
Isn’t that like the Body of Christ? Isn’t our belief about the way the church works (ecclesiology) very similar to Mary B’s tip? Aren’t we to be a people who touch each other both rejoicing and weeping with each other in encouragement?
Think about family pictures you see on Facebook or you receive in Christmas letters. Some feature individuals with separate expressions and body language. Others show members with arms wrapped around shoulders, or hands touching. Don’t you enjoy seeing the interlocking ones?
As believers we are not to be a group of individualists who enjoy their personal “Jesus and me” faith. We are to be a community of faith with commonalities. We should share the hopes, cares, victories, and defeats as brothers and sisters who stand with each other.
Have you ever walked into a church service while on vacation? You are unfamiliar with anyone, yet you can detect evidence of their culture. You can take the temperature of the group right away, can’t you? We are called to lean into each other to assist the story of Jesus to rise from the building into the world. Radiating love one for another tells everyone Jesus is real – this is not just a social club; this is the gathering of those who follow the living Lord.
It isn’t easy to open our lives, but when we establish trust as “fellow biscuits,” we understand the principle of siding up to one another. When we grasp the concept of breaking the bread of life with those who don’t believe we know we want to offer a taste of truth and love in Jesus.
Let’s create a body of Christ which functions well because we eagerly touch each other’s lives.