Morning Thought: Why is the church important? Because she is Jesus’ body and bride . The church is God’s plan. He has chosen her to host and carry his presence — heaven’s air — on earth. When we attack the church, it’s like we’re shooting ourselves in the foot and cutting off our hand. Let’s value the church as much as Jesus does. “And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and made Him head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all” (Ephesians 1:22-23, NASB2020).