Friday, February 28, 2014

white blood cells

About 1% of our blood is composed of the white blood cells. These specialized agents come in several different types and each type is designed by the Creator to fight different kinds of disease and infection. Since the white blood cells are carried in the blood stream, they are able to respond to the infection site, no matter where it occurs in the body. In the body of Christ there is a need for white blood cells as well. When we become aware of an "infection" within the body there is a need for members of the body to respond to restore the body to health, like white blood cells. Nehemiah ran into a similar issue when he was rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem. Enemies were threatening to destroy the wall and overrun the inhabitants of the city when they were in the vulnerable position of rebuilding the wall. Here is what Nehemiah did:
Nehemiah 4:19 Then I explained to the nobles and officials and all the people, "The work is very spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall. 20 When you hear the blast of the trumpet, rush to wherever it is sounding. Then our God will fight for us!"
There is a way to respond to crises within the body that is full of grace and truth...but we must respond to prevent the walls from being torn down, just as they are being built!
Rob Smith

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