Body Fitly Joined

The Bible states in Ephesians 4:16, “From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase o the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

As our church was recently going through a Prayer Revival Meeting with Dr. Benny Beckum, something dawned on me.  Each night (as most pastors do) I looked around the auditorium and took inventory of who was not in attendance.  I pray that everyone in our church would come to the services when the church doors are opened and I would be lying to you if I said I wasn’t disappointed when I know people aren’t there.  Even though as  preacher we are to preach to those that are present and give our best, but my mind went to this Scripture in Ephesians 4.

Since the church is a body of believers that is fitly joined together I realized that I have never, ever been a member of the church where the body was completely intact on a Sunday…somebody has always been absent.  If we are to follow that analogy out, that would mean that if part of the body is missing and we have never  been whole, we have been “handicapped” all along the way?  What do you think would happened if the whole body showed up…once?