Needed Whether You Believe It Or Not
Maybe you don’t feel needed, but we need you! Christians are a part of the body of Christ–His church! If you are a part of Christ then there are believers who really do need you! Our culture has taught us to be independent. Many who are experiencing success in their lives feel no need for others. But, the Bible reveals that Christians should be interdependent–not independent of one another. Read this:
…but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head–Christ from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:15-16
I Needed My Friends
Final exams just before graduating from college had just been completed. A group of my friends and I rejoiced that we were finally finished with the university experience and were all going into full-time ministry. We went to the gym to play basketball and work off the tension and stress of finals.
I discovered there is a way to rebound a basketball and a way not to rebound the ball. I went up for a rebound and the ball hit my little finger bending it backward and breaking it in the joint. I looked down and I thought, “that’s not supposed to be like that.” I went to the doctor and the doctor said, “Kerry, you’ve broken the bone right up into the joint, there’s really nothing I can do except put it in a splint.”
In two days, graduation would take place and I would be shaking hands with the president (splint and all) to receive my diploma. I discovered that it is very important to have each member of the body functioning correctly or the wounded member could cause misery for the rest of the body.
Minutes before I was to march into the auditorium for graduation, the tassels hanging from my cap came apart and fell to the floor in a pile of individual strands–two minutes from the processional! I bent to my knees and started trying to pick up those slippery strings and[Continue Reading]