So we, though we are a number of persons, are one body in Christ, and are dependent on one another – Romans 12:5 (BBE)
Sometimes we can feel like the people at church don’t get us. Maybe it’s the age difference or just that they seem so much different than us. However, if it’s a Bible believing church, the people there are significant and can play a special role in your life. This verse explains that when we come to Christ we are made part of a family. This family is now the “Body of Christ”. We are Jesus’ hands and feet.
When you are part of a body, you’re all dependent on another. When one member is hurting, the whole body is hurting. God created us to care for each other and be dependent on one another.
Even if you are much younger or feel different than those around you at your church. Just like you would take care of your own body by taking a shower, brushing your teeth and eating, volunteer at an upcoming outreach event or attend a small group. Meet others in your church and find out more how you can minister to them.
God often places you into your local church and He can use you to encourage and strengthen His body which is members of the Church.