As I was reading in Acts 9 this morning of the story of Saul on the road to Damascus, the Holy Spirit spoke to me of how connected I am to Christ. Saul had been in Jerusalem raiding homes and arresting men and women, dragging them to prison simply because of their belief in Jesus Christ. As the voice from heaven said "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?", I'm sure Saul didn't have any idea which one of the people he had arrested this voice was talking about. So he asked "who are you Lord?" The Lord's response was "I am Jesus who you persecute!"
Now Saul had not arrested and was not physically persecuting Jesus because Jesus had died, rose from the dead and ascended to heaven. He was out of the picture as far as Saul knew. But to Jesus, when one of his church, when part of His body was persecuted, it was the same as persecuting Him. And He is one with the God Almighty, so it was the same as persecuting God Himself!
We are so connected to Christ that what happens to us happens to him. He shares in all of our struggles, trials, hurts and triumphs. He is part of us. We are part of Him! You cannot separate Christ from His church. Think about this! It is a wonderful thought! Enjoy the knowledge that you are tied to Christ today. He will be with you everywhere you go. He will walk through everything you walk through today.
And realize that all that is His is yours as well! You are one! All that Christ accomplished, all that He is, it belongs to you as well! How blessed we are!