April 2nd, 2024

1 Corinthians 12:12-20

Who doesn’t love a good potluck dinner at church? Growing up, this was always a highlight for me.

I would like to think that, had Paul lived in our context, maybe he would have used a potluck dinner as his example in 1 Corinthians 12. Each main dish, side dish, and dessert is needed to make our potluck complete because not everyone likes the exact same things.

In this same way, we need each part of the body of Christ in order to function at our optimal level. Just as each dish adds something different to a potluck, each body part adds something different to our church families.

The older I have gotten, the more I appreciate the church janitor, or the person who stays late to lock-up, or the trustee who comes in the week to check on things in the church building. These are not glamorous jobs, but they are so important and necessary for the function of the body of Christ.

Let us always remember and relish the fact that these unique gifts are necessary and important for the proper and smooth function of the body of Christ.

Author: Rachelle “Shelly” Miller

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