“He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love” (Ephesians 4:16, NLT).
When a company chooses a team for a special project, the individuals are thoroughly vetted and evaluated to make sure they can do the job. Their backgrounds are checked to see if anything in their past may be a hindrance to their performance or reputation. For an important project, a company wants the best and the brightest to ensure success.
Sometimes we look at the members of Christ’s body, the church, and wonder what was God thinking? We’re a motley mismatched crew, but a true representation of humanity with one major thing in common—Jesus our savior. We don’t have to worry about background checks or vetting or testing. God is the one who put us together and he’s the one who makes sure we all fit perfectly. He gives us each a special gift to help the body grow in love. The body of Christ may not be the team a company CEO would choose, but God is not your typical CEO—he wants everyone on his team, no matter who they are or what they’ve done and he makes it work.