We all have a part to play.
I’m just now embracing that we all contribute to the body of Christ. Some sing, some teach, some travel the globe giving aid.
But there are those of us who stand in their shadow and we wonder what light we shine compared to theirs.
Just think of an orchestra. Only a handful of people sit on stage, blending their talents to make exquisite music for us to enjoy.
But have you ever wondered about who makes their instruments? Who makes their bows and keys? Who puts the music stands together to hold their pieces? We never see them but someone did and even if they can play, they aren’t on stage.
What if we took away the audience? Who would be left to appreciate the music – the grandeur?
We need to come out of the shadows – we all have a part to play.
Instead of bemoaning what we aren’t doing, let’s work on what we can. You may not be able to sing, but you can pray for those who do. And what about where you live? Where you work, shop? No one else has been called to minister to those around you like you have.
You are unique and you have something to offer.
Can you mow your neighbor’s lawn? Pick up their newspaper? Take them a meal? These are all things that we can do in the here and now, right where we are. If we can just get this thought embedded in our brains – every encounter has a purpose and that is to share the Gospel of Christ in some tangible way.
Maybe someday we might shine a light that will be seen by many and may be considered bright in the eyes of men. However, think about this, you and the world may think your light is small, but what does your neighbor, your co-worker, that stranger on the bus think when you love him for Christ’s sake?
We all have a part to play in the body of Christ.