1 Corinthians 12:12-13 One Body with Many Parts
12 Just as the human body is one, though it has many parts that together form one body, so too is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we all were immersed and mingled into one single body. And no matter our status—whether we are Jews or non-Jews, oppressed or free—we are all privileged to drink deeply of the same Holy Spirit.
When I was at the doctor’s office yesterday, I was reminded by the nurse that I must drink between 60-75 ounces of water each day. “We just don’t always know when we are becoming dehydrated until it is too late,” she warned. The remedy is to drink, drink, drink that life-giving water.
In our passage today, the Apostle Paul reminds us, as the spiritual Body of many parts, we must each drink deeply from the fountain of the Holy Spirit or we will find our faith community spiritually dehydrated—may not have enough Living Water to carry out the Body’s ministries. The Holy Spirit keeps the spiritual Body healthy and vibrant. So, the remedy is for each member of Christ’s Body to drink deeply of the Holy Spirit every day, because together we will be filled and able to flow in Christ’s anointing and power.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the work of your Holy Spirit who keeps me healthy and vibrant as I drink from your fountain of life and power every day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.