For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
I saw a video the other day of a man who had no arms and 1 leg in a wheel chair giving a speech on life's challenges. He talked about adversity in doing everyday things we take for granted by having two arms and legs.
Think about how your life would be limited if you had one eye, or missing a few fingers or an ear. You may not be as limited but you wouldn't be fully functional, and there are things in life that would require difficulty.
Each part of our body is fitted or suited for a specific type of work. It would be hard to scratch your head with your foot or kick something with your hands. Even if you think your arms are too short or not strong enough to do something they have a common benefit. If they don't benefit you, they may be able to benefit others. We cant' say I'm not going to use my right arm because it is useless. But, you have another arm and when you put them together with legs, a mouth, brains, ears, eyes and feet they can do great things and accomplish much.
Each one of you here have all your extremities. You each have a special talent and gifting's. So, we need them tomorrow for the annual workday at the HOEN. Each one of you is a body part in the body of Christ. Just like the man who had one leg and it was difficult to do daily activities, it is the same in the body of Christ. We need your talent, gift and specific body part to make the work light tomorrow morning at 9:30 AM.
We look forward to seeing you then. Blessings.
Pastor Michael Garcia
Overseer and Pastor at First Assembly HOEN