As members of the body of Christ, we can be compared to pieces in a jigsaw puzzle.

Each piece has protrusions and indentations. The protrusions represent our strengths: our gifts, talents and abilities. The indentations represent our weaknesses: our faults, limitations, shortcomings and undeveloped areas.

The beautiful thing is the pieces complement one another and produce a beautiful whole.

Just as each piece of a puzzle is important, so each member of the body is important and can minister to the other members of the body.

And just as when one piece is missing from a puzzle, it’s absence is very obvious and damages the picture, so also is the whole weakened when we are absent from the body of Messiah.

We have the privilege of being a little part of God’s big picture.

Let’s not shy away from being a piece. Go forth and serve the Lord in wonderful ways this week.

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:12

–by George Whitten

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