So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Romans 12:5 KJV
If we were asked to pick one single member of our body that we would miss the least, many would answer, our little toe. After all that toe is not only very small but probably no one would even notice. But not long ago I had a revelation about its value when that toe met the leg of our kitchen table. First came the pain that made me sit down for several minutes until my head cleared. My brain didn’t care about my strong hands, smooth biceps or well combed hair. All I could focus on was just exactly how much I loved my toe!
The same is true in God’s body called the church. You see, not only was I in pain on the day when I broke my toe, but it affected every part of my life. My morning walk was transformed into a morning hobble to the coffee pot. Our seat towards the front of the church was traded for one nearest the door. Over those six weeks, a walk on the beach or working in my garden were both definitely out. Even getting my shoes off and on was a delicate task. Slowly I learned that humility is the first step towards appreciation. Maybe there are members, not only of our body, but also of our church or our own family whom we are just taking for granted. Maybe we are overlooking their value because we haven’t slowed down enough to notice them. But we are all noticed by Jesus Christ. Let’s not wait for even one of them to be broken before we learn to treat them with respect! After all even God’s littlest toes were loved so much by Jesus that He gave not only His love and but also His life for ours!
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Excellent lesson sir! I am sharing!
Thanks! Glad you were blessed.
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Amen! Everyone matters if anyone matters at all.
With all of my little ministries and talents and none that were outstanding, I used to think of myself as a blood cell. I felt unimportant – after all, I could give a pint of blood and scarcely miss it. But God reminded me that “the life is in the blood.” We’re all important to Him. ❤️
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Really enjoyed reading this piece. Great story and reflections about the body of Christ. 🙏🏾
Thanks Annetta. It’s funny how God uses the littlest things to show us what He wants us to learn.
Excellent lesson Pastor Pete. Even the smallest member of Christ’s plays a life impacting role.
Thank you Beth. When even one is injured Jesus hurts because we are connected.