God has given us all the gifts we need to build community together as believers. We have the tools to complete this project. God has been at work at this for quite some time already, and God has promised to stay with it until it is finished. In the meantime, we rejoice in the work we have: equipping the saints for the work of ministry. We celebrate the gifts of other believers and encourage each one to bring their gift into the whole.
This message is adapted from “Building the Body of Christ” written by Andrea DeGroot-Nesdahl in the July/August 2002 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.