So it is with Christ's body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. Romans 12:5I think yesterday's devo really hit the mark with some. After receiving emails about the traditions others do it got me to thinking about traditions that we do within our 12 Step Meetings or Celebrate Recovery meeting. And with today's verse I am reminded that we do these things as all the parts of one body and how we do belong together.
One of the most profound memories I have of going to my first Celebrate Recovery meeting was the giving out of the chip indicating anniversary's of sobriety. Everyone cheered (and rather loudly too) celebrating the victories of others. Not everyone received a chip that day. In fact only 2 people did. But it was profound. A little chip.
Relationships are built at meeting like Celebrate Recovery or 12 Step programs where you begin to talk and understand the root of each other's problems and can begin to support each other. And isn't that what our body does. One part helps support another in order to function together?
If you haven't tried a support program yet, I highly encourage you to try one out in your area. Be supported as part of one body. God made us to enter into relationships with others and to find our support from Him but also from those who he created. He does work alone at time but most often He works through others.