Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Chosen Lady

The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth. - 2 John 1 v 1

This verse made me stop in my tracks this morning and ask myself how do I speak about the Church.
Beyonce has a single lady but God has a chosen lady.
Here John seems to speak with such tenderness about the Church.
A chosen lady with children.
It reeks with tenderness, love, care and intimacy.
Often when we talk of church it can be as an inanimate third party not as a dignified mother caring for her precious children.

The church is not a voluntary organization but the fellowship of those called together by Christ. For such a fellowship, family imagery is all the more appropriate, for it suggests the bonds of intimacy and love that bind the family together. Family imagery also underscores that it was not by the children's initiative that this family came into existence." - IVP Commentary

The Church is also called the Bride of Christ and here a God chosen dignified mother.

Let's remember not to trash her.


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