"For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it" (1 Corinthians 12:12-26)
Today's Morsel: When I was in the army and I came upon a group of soldiers I would always ask them who was in charge. Sometimes they would give me a puzzled look, but then one of them would say, "I am, Command Sergeant Major." And even today, when I visit a church I always like to ask people what they do in the church. Some will give me a look like "What do you mean?" Many people don't understand what their role or part in the church is. All of us are called to serve in the church. We are all servants of the Lord. Therefore, everyone should be endowed with the trait of initiative. We should all be picking up paper we see on the floor. Cleaning the bathrooms if they are dirty. Welcoming guests when they come through the doors. Praying for others on a daily basis. Witnessing of the Lord to people when we encounter them. The body isn't just the pastor. It's the whole church. So let me encourage you, study and learn your part. God has a role He needs you to play.
Sing: This little light of mine, I'm going let it shine. This little light of mine, I'm going let it shine. This little light of mine, I'm going let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.