It is starkly obvious how important each part of our body is critical to the whole. As I have been watching my mom’s health decline—I have seen how critical kidney’s skin, lungs, and appetites are. As I thought it through–the more hidden the part, the more critical the function. Our brain and other organs have several lines of defense. As ugly as organs are, they are what sustains our lives.
In the body of Christ, it is the same. The show is great—a great church service is so powerful. But the a/v guys, nursery workers, greeters and those folks that collect offering, count heads pass communion all are critical to the churches life. I am grateful to be a part of the body. I pray that I will contribute to a thriving body and not be a carrier of disease or infection. Help me Lord to care for your body.
God Bless You
12 The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. 13 Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit…18 But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. 19 How strange a body would be if it had only one part! 20 Yes, there are many parts, but only one body. 21 The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.”
22 In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary. 23 And the parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the greatest care. So we carefully protect those parts that should not be seen, 24 while the more honorable parts do not require this special care. So God has put the body together such that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity. 25 This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other. 26 If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.