Recently, the Epistle reading in church came from 1 Corinthians 12:12-31. It talks about how we are all members of the body of Christ, and we each have different gifts and abilities that have been given to us by God.
I love hearing and re-reading these verses because they remind me that God has created each of us with unique talents that we can use in service to him. These verses also fit in with the concept of vocation that we talk about in theology classes. The students have to think about vocations they have -- like son or daughter, sister or brother, musician, athlete, etc.
We all have so many talents and abilities that God has blessed us with! Sometimes we feel like our talents aren’t as important as someone else’s are, but when we read these verses we’re reminded that that isn’t true at all!
Verses 18-20 say “But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.” God’s design is perfect, so we should use the gifts we’ve been given to glorify him.
Think about your vocation -- where it is that God has called you at this moment in time -- then use your gifts to share the message of Christ’s love with those around you!