Key point in there – it’s not my body, it’s Christ’s. It can all look pretty hopeless sometimes but Jesus knew this would happen. I think that’s why He committed so much of His last prayers on earth to praying for the church, for oneness, for His glory “to be in them.” I don’t know how the change will happen, but I do believe Jesus is more than capable of taking care of His own body and bringing it to the place He always dreamed it would be. I see more than a glint of determination in His eye. Like the day He “set His face like a flint towards Jerusalem” and wouldn’t be put aside from where He was heading.
Sometimes we think it’s down to us to fix it. We get ideas about the way it should be and try it make it happen. I think maybe the way to do it is to keep looking to Jesus, one on one, listening to Him, obeying Him, letting His heart live in us day by day. He’ll direct our path. He says so. We’ll look around one day and think “wow! This is really something – none of my plans could have brought us to this place!” because His vision is always so much bigger and better. No mind has yet conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him. Bring it on!!