Lazaroo – Friday, April 16, 2010

Apr 16, 2010 I Lazaroo.

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with deep reverence:

“And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.”
(2 Corinthians 1:7)

This isn’t a private message from Paul to a handful of people, is it?

You’ve made me part of Your own body, Jesus.

Your Church.

These things I’m suffering through – or enjoying! – aren’t unique to me. Nor are they merely similar to what others have experienced.

They are Your sufferings.  
Your joys.

I am sharing them with every Christian who has ever set out to become everything You’ve created us to be.

I’m not isolated.
I’m not alone.
I’m in You.

In You I am spiritually, intimately, literally
connected to every other believer
who is in You.

We are

petals of the same flower
branches of the same tree

arms, legs, hands, feet
of the same body.


We are one.

John 15:4-7; Romans 12:4-5; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; 2 Corinthians 11:29; Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 3:4-6; Ephesians 4:1-6; Ephesians 4:25; Ephesians 5:29-30; Colossians 1:24; Colossians 3:12-15; Hebrews 10:19-22

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

2 responses so far.

  1. Blogging About The Word Says:

    Hi Steve, your writing style and name,”Lazaroo” are unique and curiously interesting and I love it. Paul’s message to this “handful” of people was anchored in “hope”. This hope is, if we suffer for Christ Jesus we will also rejoice with Him. Finally, we will reign with him too. Keep up the Kingdom Work, Steve. The Lord blesses you in ALL your endeavors, Leroy.

  2. Jeff Allbright Says:

    “All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.”
    That’s the kind of one someday I’d like to get to! May the Lord draw us together that we might be the “one” He desires, that brings glory and honor to Him who saved us.

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