“Just as there are many parts to our bodies, so it is with Christ’s body.
We are all parts of it, and it takes every one of us to make it complete, for we each have different work to do.
So we belong to each other, and each needs all the others”
~Romans 12:4-5 TLB~
This is one of my favorite verses. I like to think of the people who attend church and see them as the individual parts – the one who made the curtains, the ones who help in the kitchen, the ones who volunteer in the nursery, the ones who pick up in the sanctuary for a funeral, the one who fixes squeaky doors, the ones who help others who need help getting in and out, the ones who welcome newcomers faithfully, the ones who handle the money each week, the ones who teach a class regularly, the ones who fix anything that is broken, etc. I also love the quiet spirit with which they work. Look at your church. Don’t look at the big picture. Look at all the individuals who do the little things that make your church run smoothly.
Church is not all about what you receive. It is also about what you do/give of yourself. Look at your church family in a new light today. Appreciate each part. Thank people for their contribution.
Scripture Writing for August 25th – Isaiah 6:3.