Our Daily Bread: Let Us Stick Together
- READ: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
For in fact the body is not one member but many. —1 Corinthians 12:14
Most regions of the world are familiar with the amazing phenomenon of snow.
Snowflakes are beautiful, uniquely crafted ice crystals. Individual
snowflakes are fragile, and they quickly melt if they land on your hand. Yet, en masse they create a force to be reckoned with. They can shut
down major cities while creating beautiful landscapes of snow-laden
trees whose pictures decorate calendars and become the subject of
artwork. They provide pleasure on the ski slopes and joy for children as they make snowmen and ammunition for snowball fights. All because they
So it is with those of us who follow Christ. Each of us has been uniquely
gifted with the capacity to make a contribution to the work of Christ.
We were never intended to live in isolation but to work together to
become a great force for God and the advance of His cause. As Paul
reminds us, the body of Christ “is not one member but many” (1 Cor.
12:14). All of us are to use our gifts to serve one another so that
together we can make a significant difference in our world.
Put your giftedness to work, joyfully cooperate with the giftedness of
those around you, and let the wind of the Spirit use you for His glory!
Lord, teach us to use our strengths in cooperation with
the strengths of others. Help us to serve as one so that
we might know the joy of the power of our togetherness
for Your name’s sake and the advance of Your kingdom.
We can accomplish more together than we can alone.