1 Corinthians 12:12 (NIV)
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.
Have you ever stopped and taken a look at your salad?
A good salad has radicchio, iceberg and romaine lettuce, with Vidalia onions, fresh scallions and radishes . . . Mushrooms, artichokes, plum tomatoes, and just a hint of garlic. All those different vegetables and the variety of colors mixed together make a great salad in a bowl.
Think about that salad sitting there . . . All those different vegetables, all the different colors and all of the different tastes mixed together to make that perfect salad. Each vegetable plays an important role in the makeup of that salad.
Just like our Lord made each of those vegetables with a particular flavor of its own. And how that salad wouldn't have been the same without each and every one of those flavors. The salad wouldn't have been the same had any one of those ingredients been missing. Together though, they were the perfect salad . . . With anything missing it would have been something less.
God created each and every individual to be a little different . . . Each individual having a "flavor" of their own . . . I thought of the various denominations, races and religions . . . All different . . . But each a vital part in the big salad bowl of Our Lord's perfect plan . . . And as such we are all equal "ingredients" in the perfect Will of God . . .
Are you doing your part to make a perfect salad?
Dear Lord, thank You for the variety that you have made when you created each of us. Help us each do our part to reach Your will. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.