You take your body with you everywhere you go. Whatever you care about, whatever you prioritise, there your body is with you.
So when Paul said to the church in Rome, ‘Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is true worship,’ it was clearly a 24/7 proposition.
The English indie band Mumford & Sons just surprised themselves by being nominated for a best new artist Grammy award and even got to play with Bob Dylan at the awards. If the Grammys or indie bands don’t pique your interest, you may like to know that Marcus Mumford’s parents are Vineyard church pastors in the UK, and the band’s songs are rich reflections on life, love, hope, grace and God – and Shakespeare. Their album, Sigh No More, is on high rotate in my house, and one song in particular, ‘Awake My Soul‘, reminded me of our Sunday service thinking about bodies and lives:
In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love, you invest your life
Awake my soul, awake my soul
For you were made to meet your maker
So given these challenging words from Paul and Mumford & Sons: how can we help each other at West to offer our whole lives to God in 2011?
Message: Waterwings: What Helps Us Float #2 – Thalia – 13 Feb 2011
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