I’m reminded this morning of the rich variety that makes up the “body of Christ” – the Church! Mechanics, educators, people with a flair for the artistic, financial gurus, bus drivers, people who are great with children, capable organizers, wordsmiths, technology experts, farmers, hospitality specialists, athletes, studious individuals, visionaries, detail oriented people, systems analysts… the list could go on and on and on…
This is what I read from the Bible this morning that prompted this reflection… “God has given EACH OF YOU A GIFT from His great variety of spiritual gifts. USE THEM WELL TO SERVE ONE ANOTHER… then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 4.10-11 NLT)
IT TAKES ALL OF US TO ADEQUATELY REPRESENT JESUS CHRIST IN OUR WORLD WITHOUT DISTORTION IN THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT! (1 Corinthians 12) One of the words used in 1 Peter 4.10-11 to describe the rich variety within the church was also used in ancient culture to describe a beautiful tapestry. Picture it… when each of us use our gifts for His glory and the common good we become a powerful, accurate, representation of our Lord and Savior to others! None of us in isolation is sufficient for that task. Working together in the power of the Holy Spirit we can help our world see what Jesus is really like!
I want to do my part!! Don’t you? I need you – you need me – we need each other!! We can do this with God’s help!!