July 6, 2012July 3, 2012

 1 Corinthians 12: 12-20

“12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free —and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. 15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.”

As believers, we are one unified body of Christ. Yet so many times do we feel we are not as important as someone else. We think that because we can not do certain things that we are not capable of being used by God. This could not be farther from the truth. God knew exactly what gifts He wanted you to have and what he wanted to use you for. God needs some people to be the ‘hands’ and some people to be the ‘feet’. We are all different by design. As Paul states, if we were all the same we would not be a body. A body consists of 206 bones, 78 organs, and 600 muscles. All of which are necessary to carry out the function of a body. Don’t let Satan tempt you with thoughts that you do not matter in the body of Christ. Some of most important parts of the body are those that can not be seen like the liver or kidney. Yet without these the body would die. Take time to thank God for having a distinct and unique plan for your place in His body.

-Nathan