I was waiting for a good time to post this wonderful analogy by Brother in Christ, John Blase and now seems to be perfect. I read this several months ago and saved the link for such a day as this. I’ve taught several times on the Body of Christ and the importance of individual giftings and ministries and this is a perfect confirmation that we are ALL important no matter how things look or how our ministries are a service to others. Be blessed with this and thank You, John!
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27
Attend any rodeo with riding and roping competition and you’ll see them—competitors with four fingers on one hand and a nub where their thumb should be. It’s a common injury in the sport—a thumb gets caught between a rope on one end and a decent-sized steer pulling on the other, and the thumb is usually the loser. It’s not a career-ending injury, but the absence of a thumb changes things. Without using your thumb, try to brush your teeth or button a shirt or comb your hair or tie your shoes or even eat. That little overlooked member of your body plays a significant role.
The apostle Paul indicates a similar scenario in the church. Those often less visible and frequently less vocal members sometimes experience an “I don’t…
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