We are continually growing in Christ who is our head.
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“But practicing the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Christ,
who is the head. From him the whole body grows, fitted and held together
through every supporting ligament. As each one does its part,
the body grows in love.”
Ephesians 4:15-16 New English Translation
No, these are not some strange breed of cattle grazing the mountains of Colorado (though they are cows). I was playing hooky from our pastors conference in Estes Park, Colorado and ended up hanging out with these ladies in a picnic area of Rocky Mountain National Park.
What amazes me about these cow elk is how skinny their legs are. Some of these ladies were about ready to give birth and they were quite large yet their skinny legs held them upright.
When it comes to the Christian church, the body of Christ, we also seem to be out of proportion.
Though the legs of these elk look out of proportion to the rest of their bodies, they are beautiful. The body of Christ is beautiful though we might look out proportion to the Head of this body.
We are continually growing into Christ. Our God feeds and nourishes us in his Word, and through this Word we stay connected to the Head. Our connection to the Head is seen by our growth in love for each other.
Like these elk, may others see us grazing together on that food which God provides as we continually grow into Christ our Head.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner