Ephesians 5:23 – for the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of church: and he is the saviour of the body.
The world has changed to the extent that it is hard to single out
a believer in a crowd. It has gotten to the point where believers are
now invisible in the midst of a crowd. According to Matthew 5:14, we are
the light of the world. If the light now becomes invisible in the midst
of darkness then there is a problem. As big as the city of Antioch was,
the disciples stood out despite the fact that they were very few in
number. They stood out in the way they conducted themselves. They were
men of integrity. They were open, sincere and trustworthy. They dazzled
the whole city with their humility and good character.
The most important part of the human body is the head. The head
is used for identification. That is why when we apply for a visa or a
job, we are required to attach a passport photograph of our head not our
arm, neck or leg. In Ephesians 5:23 the bible describes Christ as the
head of the church. The church is not the building but the members in
it. When people come to us or when they see us, the first thing they
should notice is Christ not a celebrity or a circular musical artist.
The question we need to ask ourselves as believers is what are we
promoting- kingdom lifestyles or worldly lifestyles? When we enter a
room, what do people see? Is it our achievement, wealth, degree or
business success or Jesus? Many of us have bought into the thinking that
Christianity is a thing of the heart, and people around do not need to
know. It is impossible to live a life of holiness and people around will
not notice. When everyone is having sex before marriage and you say
'no' to sex before marriage they will notice. When everyone is accepting
bribes and you say 'no' they will notice. When everyone around is using
offensive words and swearing and they never hear you swear or curse
they will take notice of you. When they invite you to club on Friday
night or disco and you politely refuse and stay at home to study your
bible they will notice. Are you a Christian brother who is single and
still keeps condoms in the house or wallet? Or a sister who still keeps
pregnancy prevention pills. The bible has said no to sex before
marriage, what is the need of condoms and pregnancy prevention pills?
What are we doing with nude pictures on our mobiles or pornographic
materials ? All these materials only pollute the mind. Christians should
not be found with these things. You call yourself a Christian and you
have never invited anyone to church, how do you evangelize then? We all
need to ask ourselves, are we really practicing Christianity as outlined
in the bible?
KEY QUESTION: When people see us, what do they see? Is it our head which is Jesus or us?