Original Posting At http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2020/01/gods-healing-community.html
“For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” (Romans 12:4-5)
The church is God’s healing community. We are not created to be alone; we were made for community and family. The Bible speaks of the power and strength of community, especially holy community. We give and draw strength from one another.
One of the tragedies that I have noted over the years is that too often the wounded tend to draw away from the church rather than to it. But those who hang in with their church feel a strength, concern, and a loving, healing touch they can get nowhere else.
— James W. Moore and Bob J. Moore in “Lord, Give Me Patience!… And Give It to Me Right Now!”