As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable… 1 Corinthians 12:20-22
This gave me pause as I was reading through the ‘body of Christ’ chapter last night. Indespensable! How lovely, considering I feel like one of the weakest members of His body that ever was. (Um, if you haven’t yet figured out what body part I am, it is the uterus.) Think about it though- you’ve got the eye, so critical to bodily function, yet it can be incapacitated by the tiniest of eyelashes, or, in the case of a friend of ours, a piece of coconut. Ouch! Take the brain for another example- absolutely critical to bodily function, yet it lies encased in thick bone, without which it would be not much more than a jellyfish washed ashore on the beach.*
Just another reminder from my Savior that even though I am weak, I can do big things for Him. Be encouraged today, any of my fellow weaker members.
BSF Question of the week: Give examples from history of [God’s ultimate] control.
It is so exciting to remember that God is so big (see last post) that the nations are a drop in a bucket. He is the one in control, not some evil dictator or well-meaning president. He will accomplish His purposes, in His time. Lord, let me be a help to Your cause, not be one in the way.
*with no medical experience, I don’t know this for a fact. The brain might just be quite meaty and have great texture.