” Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
(1 Corinthians 12:27 NIV)
The Bible speaks about the Christian congregations as consisting of a body, where each Christian is a part. In my physical body each part is created for a particular function. The hand is formed in such a way that it is the best tool to be found. The foot is specifically designed for walking, to carry and balance the entire body. Each part is different and aimed at fulfilling a determined function.
Sometimes a body will find itself lacking. A person can lose a hand or a leg. At such time one can learn that another part of the body will takeover and replace the lost body part’s function. There are people who have learned to steer a car with their feet, or type on a computer keyboard with a pen attached to their forehead. Even so the fact remains that in each human body every part is created for a special function and the body functions best if every part can perform its duty.
It is the same in the Body of Christ. Each Christian has a foundational make-up that makes them suitable for specific assignments, and we function best if we discover these assignments.
PrayerLord, help me to find and recognize that responsibility that You have appointed specifically for me in Christ’s body, and help me to willingly