“You’re Important”

“You’re Important”


Have you ever felt

unimportant in God’s Kingdom? What about small and insignificant? Or maybe you

just feel that there are so many people in your church that have more talent in

their pinkie toe nail than you do in your entire body. In some cases that may

be true. You may not be very talented. In fact, you may even be the one talent

man that is described in Matthew 25. When you have so little in comparison to

so many who have so much, it is very easy to feel unimportant- to feel like

that pinkie toe nail. But before we go any further, I want you to perform a

little exercise. Go and get a small pair of pliers, then place the business end

of the pliers on your little toe nail. Then quickly apply pressure to the

pliers and rip off that pinkie toe nail. Now that didn’t hurt, did it? I mean

it is so small as opposed to the finger and hands and head and the other parts

of our body. Of course it hurt!!! That is if you actually did it, which I am

hoping you didn’t! But I do hope you see the point. That small toe nail, no

matter how small it is, serves a purpose. It was important; if it was

insignificant….it wouldn’t have hurt quite so bad! I Corinthians 12.12-31,

reminds us that every part of the body plays an important role, the hand, the

foot, the eye and yes even the pinkie toe nail. Paul draws the comparison to

the church. The elders are important as are the ministers and the deacons, the

Bible class teachers, the bus drivers, the attendance card picker-uppers, the

custodians, the person who locks up the building, the person who folds the

bulletin and even the little pinkie toe nail who may only be able to smile and

say hello to the visitor. Everyone plays a role in the body of Christ.



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