MANY – A WORD WITH PARTS
Romans 12:5 – “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.”
What is impossible for one is opportunity for many. The word many requires more than one active part. In fact, it is not many if only one is represented. Many is plural, while one is singular. We, the people of The Rock are not on a mission. That implies an eventual end and we will complete our task. No, instead, we are on assignment. One that has no beginning, nor does it have an end. It is an assignment that requires each of us to be faithful at being one, while joining our resources with the many. This is the big picture Paul speaks of in Romans 12:5.
Matthew 22:14 says, “Many are called, but few are chosen.” What a tragedy! What happens when people begin to understand the glory of being part of the many? This does not mean giving up individuality or sacrificing personal dreams. It means allowing individuality and dreams to be added to those one walks with, giving them strength, hope, and vision – empowering others to believe past the present. Many can do what one never could. Yahweh planned it that way! You and I were never meant to be able to do anything alone. It took Holy Spirit to give life to Adam, Adam to give life to Eve, and it still takes two to give life to another! The glory of many is always more beautiful and fulfilling than the disappointments of one. Few are chosen because they did not become part of the many. Instead, attempting to do all things alone, without the help of, or faith in, others.
So we, being many, should accept, no, embrace completely the assignment before us. Do not become singular in thought. Do not focus on self. Rather, see what Yahweh sees! See the glory of adding your individuality to the many. Add who you are to the many. See yourself as part of the many. Fully implant yourself in the vision and assignment before the house and become a testimony to the strength of many over the weakness of just one. Many is a word with parts. You and I are the parts that are accounted in the many. See you in the Living Room!