If we are the Body of Christ

Casting Crowns, who is now one of my favorite bands, has a great song that should challenge every Christian by the words that it speaks. Let’s have a look at the lyrics and I will comment about them.
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It’s crowded in worship today
As she slips in trying to fade into the facesThe girls teasing laughter is carrying farther than they know
Farther than they know
It is the Christians job to witness to the world, but on the occasion where someone is curious enough to come to the church, we have such a great oppertunity to be a witness. Instead of us having to go out and look, that person comes to us! And then what do we do? We find any reason that we can to make that person feel uncomftorable, because of how they are dressed or some other dumb reason.
Then what have we done? We have driven someone away from Christ! How do you think our Lord Jesus likes us driving those away from Him that He has suffered so much for to draw to Him!
Chorus:
But if we are the body
Why aren’t His arms reaching?
Why aren’t His hands healing?
Why aren’t His words teaching?
And if we are the body
Why aren’t His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way?
There is a way
Who is doing the work of Jesus when His body is sleeping or indulging itself in the things of the world? We are His workers, but we don’t care! Do we not care that Jesus suffered and died to free us from sin? Do we not care that we have been given such a great gift in having a relationship with God? Do we not care that so many people, that God loves, are in bondage to sin while we walk around blindly trying to fade into the world?
The Christian church today is more concerned with our own comfort than we are that those around us are going to hell. We like to be a part of our own church club that doesn’t allow any outsiders who might look or think differently than we do. It’s sad how far from God’s will that our church has fallen.
A traveler is far away from home
He sheds his coat and quietly sinks into the back row
The weight of their judgmental glances
Tells him that his chances are better out on the road

I know of stories like this, where someone comes in with tattoo’s or isn’t properly dressed by our standards, and we make them feel uncomftorable to the point where that person wants to leave! Instead of judging someone for how they are dressed, let’s share Christ with them first. If we convince the person to change their outside, how they dress or cut their hair or to give up smoking, they can still be on the road to hell. But if we share Jesus with them, then they will follow Jesus and be saved! Then they will allow Jesus to work in their life and their appearance will change to reflect the change in their heart.
So tell me, which is more important? That the person follows Jesus, or follows the exact rituals, principles and political lines that we do?
Chorus

Jesus paid much too high a price
For us to pick and choose who should come
And we are the body of Christ
Chorus

Jesus is the way

Think about this last line… “Jesus paid much too high a price, for us to pick and choose who should come…”
Think of the sacrifice that God has made to allow people to come to Him, and how can we even think to make the decision of who should come to Him? Isn’t that Jesus’s decision instead of our own? We need to share the gospel, with everyone that we can, and then let that individual make the decision on if they want to come or not.
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Once again I will post the words to this song, just read the words and think about what they are saying:
It’s crowded in worship today
As she slips in trying to fade into the faces
The girls teasing laughter is carrying farther than they know
Farther than they know
Chorus:
But if we are the body
Why aren’t His arms reaching?
Why aren’t His hands healing?
Why aren’t His words teaching?
And if we are the body
Why aren’t His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way?
There is a way
A traveler is far away from home
He sheds his coat and quietly sinks into the back row
The weight of their judgmental glances
Tells him that his chances are better out on the road
Chorus
Jesus paid much too high a price
For us to pick and choose who should come
And we are the body of Christ
Chorus
Jesus is the way
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