1 Corinthians 12:20-21 (ESV)
20 As it is, there are many parts, yet one body. 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”
Have you ever felt left out, forgotten or unwanted? Maybe someone in your class or work had a get together and didn’t invite you. Or maybe your parents are divorced, and one parent doesn’t visit or call you. Or your children never reach out to you.
Sometimes it can feel like we just don’t belong. That’s when it’s important to remember this awesome truth: We all belong to God’s family, and our heavenly Father will never forget us! The Bible says that all the people in the world who love Jesus make up one big family called the Body of Christ.
Think about the many different body parts you have. Imagine what might happen if those parts didn’t work.
The Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 12:20-21: “As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ And the head cannot say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you!’”
Just like our body parts work together to make one complete body, every person works together to make one healthy family or community at home, church, work and school.
Dear Lord, we are so glad that we are part of Your family and that we can talk to You when we are feeling bad. Please show us how to make other people feel wanted and included. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.