Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

Designed By God
Romans 12:3-8
We have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function. (Romans 12:4)
Bison are made in such a way that their natural inclination is to look down; the design of their necks makes it difficult for them to look up. In contrast, giraffes are designed in a way that makes looking up easy; the way their necks were made makes it difficult for them to look down. Two creatures created by the same God but with distinctively different body parts and purposes. Giraffes eat leaves from branches above. Bison eat grass from the field below. God provides food for both, and neither has to become like the other to eat.
As we observe the animals and people around us, we’re reminded that God made each of us unique for a purpose. One person’s natural tendency is to look up and see the “big picture,” while another looks down and focuses on details. Both are important. One is not better than the other. God gave us individual talents and spiritual gifts so that we can work together as a body.
Human beings are the crowning jewel of creation, and we shine the brightest not when we see our own likeness reflected in others but when each of us performs the unique functions that God designed for us to do. “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them” (Rom. 12:6).

PRAYER
Dear Lord, thank you for designing me and making me a part of you.Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
There are no unimportant members in the body of Christ.

Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church