A Counted Member
by Brenda Kunneman
For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones (Ephesians 5:30).
Each part of the human body is important. While we don’t sit around pondering each part’s function, you definitely notice when one part isn’t working! Ephesians 4:16 says that the Body of Christ is held together by that which each individual body part supplies. We may think some parts are less significant than others, but First Corinthians 12:15-24 says that each part is significant. You may not think about your pinky toe that much. Yet, if you’ve ever gotten up at night to get a glass of water and stubbed your little toe on a piece of furniture, that little toe becomes very noticeable! With your toe throbbing in pain, your entire ability to walk is compromised, and you realize how much you are affected even when something as small as your pinky toe is out of the game.
The Body of Christ is no different, and when we don’t supply our part because we think it to be insignificant, the other members feel it and are hindered overall. Others can work harder to make up for it, but how much easier it would be if every part was functioning peacefully together as they were meant to do. The Lord has counted you a key member today, so don’t believe for one moment that you are not needed! Many souls truly are depending on you.
Lord Jesus, I see myself as an important member of Your Body, and I commit to stay involved and supply my part. I give of my time, finances, and talents to serve in whatever capacity becomes available, and I thank You for counting on me. Amen