Do you know how little or insignificant the toe seems? More like a body part with little or no importance; I mean, it is not like the heart that pumps blood to keep us alive or the liver that detoxify and produce bile etc. It is not the eye which is the light of the entire body. I mean, it is “just” a little toe.
Imagine this however.
You are having a good day going, and bam, you hit your little toe against a rigid surface; good gracious, the pain can be excruciating. Suddently, your whole body is on fire. For one second, you won’t remember that it was just a little toe; and then it dawns on you: EVERY BODY PART HAS ITS IMPORTANCE.
A song writer once wrote:
“I need you, you need me; we all the parts of God’s body. Stand with me, agree with me; we are all the parts of God’s body. It is His will that every need be supplied. You are important to me; I need you to survive;”- Hezekiah Walker.
The Bible has this to say also:
“For just as the body is a unity and yet has many parts, and all that parts though many, form [only] one body, so it is with Christ [the Messiah, the anointed One] ” – 1Cor 12:12 AMPC
The truth is that we all need each other to grow, thrive, and flourish in the body of Christ. No man is an island; you can’t afford to be a loner. We need people to encourage us. We need loved ones who will hold our hands and pray with us when we are weak and it looks like we have come to the end of the road. Those who will correct us in love when we are heading towards the wrong path and authorities we can be accountable to. Hence, the term “THE BODY OF CHRIST.”The truth is that we all need each other to grow, thrive, and flourish in the body of Christ. No man is an island. Every bodypart counts. Click To Tweet
“Now you are the body of Christ, and individual members of it” 1Cor 12: 27. The moment we receive the life of Christ, we have been ingrafted into the commonwealth of believers. We now have a family, a large and loving one, I must say. A family of brothers and sisters who might be of different races and backgrounds, but are united in Christ.
This is is the reason we should not neglect the company of believers. Every believer must have a solid family of faith, where the truth is spoken in love and burdens are shared. “…. And let us be concerned about one another in order to promote love and good works, not by staying away from our worship meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near”- Heb 10:23 HCSB
Having said all these, it is germane to state that you might feel insignificant on some days, just like the little toe. There are days when you think you are not doing enough because you probably are not known or popular among believers. On the contrary, the bible posits that you remain of great importance. We all have our significant roles to play; it is only wise that we find where we fit in and play our part with due diligence and love because just like the little toe is needed for balance, the Church needs you for balance too.You might feel insignificant on some days, just like the little toe. The bible however posits that you remain of great importance. Just like the little toe is needed for balance, the Church needs you for balance too. Click To Tweet
When next you feel little because you think you are not doing much in the body of Christ, remember that you are important and loved. Don’t listen to the lies of the devil; stick to what the Word has spoken about you. Join that community of believers. Serve there in your little way. Don’t be a loner, don’t stay away from the BODY.
Just like every piece of a jigsaw puzzle is essential and needed, no matter how little or insignificant the piece might be, without it, there will be no perfect picture, so it applies to us too. There is unity and love in our diversity.Just like every piece of a jigsaw puzzle is essential, no matter how little or insignificant the piece might be, without it, there will be no perfect picture, so it applies to us. There is unity and love in our diversity. Click To Tweet
P.S: Please see 1Cornthians 12:12-31 for further reading.