Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Body of Christ

I started this post in January and it's been sitting in my draft folder. I kind of forgot about it until today when we sang this song again in church. So, I came home and decided to finish it and get it up on the blog.

The first time I heard this song it was being sung by over 3,000 people at the Secret Church event that is held a few times a year at The Church at Brookhills.

It was so moving. The body of Christ singing about what we are, what we do, how we should look. Since that first time I heard it, we've sung it at our church and I purchased it on itunes. So, I've listened it to it many times. It's not just a pretty tune, sung by a girl with a beautiful voice.

It is truly one of the most convicting songs I've heard. These are the questions this song prompts in my spirit...

What if I really believed the words?

What if I really lived this way, every day. With my family. With my friends. With my neighbors. With strangers.

What if I wasn't afraid of death, danger, persecution for Christ because I know He's conquered the grave?

What if I lived without fear because I'm compelled by the gospel and directed by His Spirit?

What if I didn't waste my time on things that don't matter?

What would happen if I really loved the loveless?

What would happen if I really stood for people who can't stand for themselves?

What if we responded in humility to those we don't agree with and loved them anyway?

Do I believe what I'm singing? Am I living it?

What if we stopped telling people that we are the body of Christ and starting showing them?

What would happen then?

We Are The Body
by Mandy Mapes

We are the body of the most High
We are the bride of a Savior
And we fall for the King of the kingdom
As we sing the songs of salvation

And we stand for those who cannot stand for themselves
And we love the loveless
And we go where Your light’s not shining
We are the body of Christ

We shine like a city on a hilltop
We boast in the Spirit living in us
And we march on a road leading to freedom
As we reach out our hands to the fallen

And we bring living water to the thirsty and
We live for the One who was and is and is to come
So our life counts for something greater than ourselves
We are the body of Christ

And our anthem will be a song of praise to the King
“He is worthy, He is worthy”
With one voice we will sing,
“Where oh death is your sting”
He is mighty, He is mighty


  1. Thanks, Sandi. I needed this today.

  2. Singing that song in that setting was probably one of my most favorite worship moments that I'll have here on earth. It felt like a tiny tiny taste of what praise in Heaven will feel like. That many voices, standing by my sister in Christ that loves me in spite of how I drive her crazy theologically with a body of Christ that I love so much-whew. It was good. I love you:)