Romans 12:5 – “So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” (NASB)
It was the smallest part, but it was so important. While repairing an old compressor, I took apart each piece and set them neatly where I could reinstall them correctly and the compressor work again. The only problem was that I had somehow lost one key part, a small part, but without it, the compressor wouldn't run. It was a set screw that held the pull wheel in place. Today's scripture speaks that we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually members of one another. I thought of how each of us has our place in the body of Christ. Though some of us may be small or have small parts to play, we are all needed for the body to work. I searched and searched and finally found that set screw and once in place, the compressor worked like a well-oiled machine. That is how the body of Christ will work if each of us, no matter how small, does our part. Are we doing our part or have we been lost along the way? Believe me when I say the body of Christ is searching for you and needs you to do your part so we can work as a well-oiled machine for Christ.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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