|TODAY’S SERVING JESUS IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE|
WHEN LITTLE THINGS ARE BIG THINGS”For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many.
If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be?
But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.” 1 Corinthians 12:12-25
I have a sister in Christ whom I’ve only known a short while who is as I write getting on the New York City subway going totally out of her way with a huge bunch of devotionals I just wrote and published that she has folded to prepare them for distribution over the next few weeks for Halloween.
In the grand scheme of things, what a little thing she’s doing, don’t you think? A few hours of folding. A not altogether too long commute on the subway. Not so big in the context of ministry work, is it?
Or, is it? Only the Lord knows the degree to which she in her faithfulness is helping me. Only the Lord knows how exhausted I am. Only He knows how much I’ve been in need of help. And only He knows how the “little things” in ministry matter so exceedingly much because they are all part of the same whole of Christ’s Body of followers working together to love and serve Him forevermore.
Please don’t underestimate what you may be called to do for Christ. And please don’t turn away from your opportunities. Please serve however He calls you to serve, with a humble heart, and be thankful He will both call and equip you to serve Him however He desires. AMEN!