Thursday, January 20, 2011

Helping Hands

"Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us...If a man's serving, let him serve..."
(Romans 12:5-7).

The renovations are well underway...(boy, is it loud around here!). What a blessing to have dedicated people who love the Lord and desire to use their talents and gifts for the glory of God and the good of His church!

This is a tremendously beautiful truth about the church: Every single person is valuable and has an important role to play. The Apostle Paul thought this way so much that he wrote two very similar sections in his letters (Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12) which talk about the wonderful unity of the body of Christ as well as its diversity. The dynamic unity of the church is strenghthened by the diversity of gifts and personalities which are found in it.

What part are you playing in God's church? Are you an active participant or simply a spectator? Are you using your unique gifts and insights in ways to bless others and strengthen the body? There are no "heros" and "zeros" in the church. We need to resist the mentality that there are "superstars" in the church who get to do everything. The truth is that everyone is special and critically important.

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