As you arrived, this past Sunday, you each received a piece of a puzzle.
“What is one piece gonna do?” I heard someone say jokingly at the door. My answer to his question, "A LOT!"
The one piece was to be a reminder that life can often be puzzling (which by the way is the title of our two-part sermon series), and we — you and me — are a part of a bigger picture that we may not see. But God does. The other part of the story is that the puzzle is not complete without your piece. The puzzle is incomplete without you!
Now with that in mind take a look at 1 Corinthians 12: 12-17. Paul is talking to the church in Corinth and he compares the church—the body of Christ—to a human body. Just as our physical bodies (hands, feet, eyes, and ears) are all part of a unified body, so too is the church. Paul is saying that no believer can claim independence from the body. He is also saying that no one is better than the other, and that we all need each other.
Paul goes on to say in verse 18, “But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.”
God has a purpose and a plan!
If you are like me, it’s easy to feel less important than those whose gifts are different and perhaps more visible than ours. However, I believe that God wants us to see ourselves as He does—uniquely created and highly valued!
So today, remember you are one piece of a picture that is not complete without you. God has gifted you to be an important part of the body of Christ so that you may bring glory and honour to Him.
Join us on Sunday as we look at part two of our series called Puzzling! I look forward to worshipping with you and as always, please invite a friend!