Becoming a Holy Temple
Each flower has beauty of its own, but when arranged together by a master florist, it becomes more that a sum of the individual flowers; it becomes a new entity, a bouquet. Each lends its beauty to the whole and makes the total picture even more beautiful.
When the Lord creates each of us, He creates beauty in each one. When He joins us together in a local church we become a "holy temple" for the Lord. We each add our individual abilities, physical and spiritual to become more that just the sum of our gifts. When the Lord puts us together in a church body, we are able to do more that each of us can do alone. It is important to allow God to arrange us as a holy temple for His purposes, as a beautiful bouquet testifying to the glory of God. What a joy it is to be a part of a bouquet arranged by God.
"We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord." (NLT)