Desiring some Raisin Bran I went to the pantry where the box of ceral is kept in our new fifth wheel. The ceral box is in with some pans because we’re tight on space. I pulled the box of ceral and ended up with a glass casserole dish landing on my right big toe! We have 206 bones in our bodies and the big toe with the assistance of the little toe help us with balance while standing.
Beloved, we’re a member of Christ’s body. 1 Corinthians 12:27 says, “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” In 1 Corinthians 12, the case is made that when we accept Jesus Christ, whether Jew or Gentile, that we became a part of his body because of the Holy Spirit.
“The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” 1 Corinthians 12: 21-26
When we use our mouth for Christ we fulfill Matthew 28: 19-20 to make men and women disciples. When we use our arms for Christ to hug a hurting woman. When we use our ears to hear a sermon and then to tell someone about Christ. What part of the body of Christ will you be today?
Hitting my toe that day reminded me just how important the big toe is to the body. Seeing the colors that my foot turned as it healed reminds me just how marvelous our body functions. Beloved, will you function well in your role in Christ’s body?