Yesterday I shared about the limitations imposed by my cut finger and how God wants us to be free from limitations to do the impossible.
This morning I was trying to get ready and I thought about how when one part of the body is hurt or missing the whole body suffers. I can only use 3 fingers and my thumb to do some things. I am not supposed to get it wet, so anything to do with water has to done one handed.
My body is adjusting to not having the use of my left hand however I still miss using it for certain things.
In the Berean Study Bible, 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Paul talks about the body parts as being one unit comprised of many parts, all forming one body.
“The body is a unit, though it is comprised of many parts. And although its parts are
many, they all form one body. So it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greek, slave or free, and we were all given one Spirit to drink.”
One part is not more important than another, yet when working together as a unit, all the parts are vitally important. He goes on to say that one part cannot function without all the other parts.
When we, as the body of Christ, are hurt or missing, the whole body has to adapt and adjust. You are missed! As a body, every part is important and every part needs to be where they are supposed to be and doing what they are supposed to be doing.
We should be aware of the Body of Christ around us. We should know when one is hurt, missing or lost. The Spirit within us will cause us to recognize this if we are looking and listening. So many times, I am so wrapped up on my little world that I fail to see what the other parts are going through. It is only when adjustments have to made, that the need becomes more real.
Challenge today: Become more aware of the Body of Christ and the members. If you are not doing your part, start. If someone around you is hurting or missing, find a way to help them until they are better.
Lynn Jones, Co-Founder of HHMI enjoys reading, studying and sharing God's Word. She believes that every Word in the Bible is Holy Spirit inspired and profitable for daily living. Her prayer is that as you read the newsletters and blogs, that you will be enriched and equipped for every good work of the Lord's.