Perfect for Sitting

The ad read this way: “Free chair available, perfect for sitting!” Well of course it is good for sitting. It is a chair, isn’t it? You might well ask what else a chair is good for.

I suppose that chair might want to be a chef and cook fabulous meals in the kitchen. Perhaps it desires to be a policeman and chase down speeders on the way to their work place. Why that chair might even want to run for President.

But no, that chair is perfect for sitting. Now, that is not as easy a job as you think. Its fabric must be soft and inviting, its springs unsprung and its legs free of wobbliness.

Like that chair, we each have our place in the body of Christ. Have you found your place yet?

Just as a body, though one has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.

Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body.

And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body.

If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?

But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body. (1 Corinthians 12:15-20, NIV)

Prayer – Lord, help us to find our perfect fit in the body of Christ. For Christ’s sake. Amen

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