More Than Just Meets The Eye



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!

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Today's DevotionalNow 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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About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of intercessory prayer, encouragement and exhortation of the Word of God and author of the ministry blog, For The Love of God. I live in Delta, Colorado with my beautiful wife of 47+ years and a young yellow lab whom we affectionately call Bella.
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