Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am only an ear and not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body? Suppose the whole body were an eye–then how would you hear? Or if your whole body were just one big ear, how could you smell anything? [1 Corinthians 12:14-17]
These verses follow yesterday’s verses. It shows that all of us have an important role in the whole body. I sometimes get lost in life here and forget where I am, and why I am here. Some think that what I am doing here is the ultimate call of any Christian but sorry to tell you I don’t think so. The ultimate call for any Christian is just obey what The Lord puts in your heart. For me that meant doing what was offered almost two years ago, to go to a place and depend on Him. I don’t think I have fully learned my “dependence” lesson yet but I think I am a lot closer than I was before.
Yes, it would appear that I came to Poland for a selfish reason so I could get something “out of the experience” and that was surely my main reason. However, I think because of the pain that Christ, God himself, endured for each one of us, who are we to choose who is to go? We are the body, we must go, we must do, and we must obey. We love Christ through our obedience and through our obedience he shows His love to us. In addition, he doesn’t only show His love, he pours His love and uses us to show the world his goodness and love. However, it is all our choice, everything we do, He cannot command us, he can only ask us, otherwise His love wouldn’t be love.
While some of my brothers and sisters that I love dearly are making poor decisions, many more are obeying and serving with full hearts. Many more, many of whom I do not personally know, are doing all they can to support the kingdom and that I know they will be blessed for. I have not expressed my thankfulness to any of these people publicly and I am ashamed and embarrassed by this. So, right now, I want to thank each and every person who has prayed for me, supported me, given advice, shown me the truth and guided me in His light. I am forever thankful and I pray for God’s peace in your lives. He has used each of you to further His kingdom in some manner, be it in my personal life or some other way, His kingdom is alive. Maybe those parts that I think are “sick” are just not supported enough. If we are the body…