“There is one body, but it has many parts. But all its many parts make up one body. It is the same with Christ. We were all baptized by one Holy Spirit. And so we are formed into one body. It didn’t matter whether we were Jews or Gentiles, slaves or free people. We were all given the same Spirit to drink. So the body is not made up of just one part. It has many parts.” -1 Corinthians 12: 12-14
When I was younger, one of my favorite things to play with was Legos. I absolutely loved them, I would build different houses and garages and other things, so I could incorporate playing with hot wheel cars into the mix. Thinking back on these memories always brings me joy and a smile.
Recently, I just received a box of my childhood Legos from my parents. I smile every time I see this box and I am excited to share these with my kids and have an excuse to play with them again. But there is something else about these Legos that I have been thinking about.
The reason that these were so much fun for me when I was younger was that I could create so many different things, I could explore my imagination and have an endless possibility of what I could build and how I could build it. This is because there were so many different sizes and colors of Legos. The variety of the Legos is what made this all possible.
That reminds me of the church. Isn’t beautiful that we are not all the same? I thank God for that. Because God created us all different with different interests and gifts, we are able to have endless possibilities of how we come together and how our gifts combine to serve each other, our community, and our world.
You are talented. Yup, it’s true, and your talents and gifts are going to look different than mine, but it takes both of us sharing that, and bring it together to see where God is leading us to serve and continue the mission and ministry of the church. So, let’s thank God for gifts and get ready to look at the endless possibilities of what we can do together.