One Body with Many Parts
The body of Christ has many different parts, just as any other body does.
…God put our bodies together in such a way that even the parts that seem the least important are valuable. He did this to make all parts of the body work together smoothly, with each part caring about the others. If one part of our body hurts, we hurt all over. If one part of our body is honored, the whole body will be happy.
Together you are the body of Christ. Each one of you is part of His body.--------1Corinthians 12:12,24, 25, 26, 27
The human body has always amazed me with different parts and each one having a separate, distinct function. Each part working TOGETHER, yet separate, to function as ONE body.
So it is with the body of Christ. Even before a person is conceived in the womb, God has predestined in which part of the body they will function. When the LORD spoke to the Prophet Jeremiah, He said: “Jeremiah, I am your Creator, and before you were born, I chose you to speak for me to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:4&5).
So it is with ALL of God’s Children, we are His workmanship and He places us where we will best fit into the body of Christ. The problem being is some want to be a foot when God has predestined them to be the elbow they want to be the foot because they think they would receive more attention or have more value to the body, but our Scripture says that: “even the parts that SEEM the least important are VALUABLE.
It is His plan, He did this to make ALL parts of the body able to work TOGETHER in UNITY. Can you just imagine if everyone wanted to be or tried to be the same part? What kind of body would that be, and how useful would it be?
We, as God’s Children need to ALLOW God to place us within the body of Christ, wherever He has chosen for us to be, and then we need to function as the part that we have been chosen to be. And then we should function caring about the other parts. If one part of the body hurts ALL parts of the body hurts. If one part of the body is honored, ALL the parts are happy. We then are the body of Christ. Each one a separate, but distinct part of His body working TOGETHER in UNITY. This is the will of God.
If you have not given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you cannot be a part of the body of Christ. You must come to Him by: CONFESSING your sins to God, asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be what God has predestined you to be, in the body of Christ. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He’s waiting!!!