1 Cor 12:27 says,”Now you are the body of Christ and each one of you is a part of it,” Elsewhere the bible says that the Church is the Bride of Christ. (2Cor 11:2, Eph 5:24, Rev 19:7-9 and 21:1-2)
On thinking about this and the whole diversity of the body of Christ, I have decided I am a red blood cell. I am not an external part, like the skin or hair which are obvious to the world and portray the beauty of the body,
I am not an eye with the gift of prophesy, nor an ear, like those who hear clearly the word of God. I am not a mouth like evangelists and preachers and Christian authors nor even a nerve cell like those who pass on the message.
I am like so many of my brother and sister red blood cells, a carrier of oxygen. That is my function and my calling. I need to carry encouragement to those who need it, one little parcel at a time and be prepared to give it up to them and then go back to the source for more. If I can do just that, I will fulfill my purpose. I might never be noticed, never be appreciated, never become famous or even well known in my church; but I will have done my small bit to keep the body alive.
Prayer: Lord please help me to be faithful in what you have called me to do, not to compare myself to other parts of the body nor to look down on those who are different to me in looks, culture or calling.
For Discussion: What part of the body or kind of cell do you see yourself as? Please give feedback.