It’s hard to get some people to realize this fact. Some people look down on others, and others have a hard time looking up.
Truth be told it’s easy to show how every member matters – just try stubbing your little and insignificant pinky toe and see what the rest of your body thinks about it!
Believe it or not, the body is affected by every member and every member has an effect on the body. Your influence matters! Our potential is powerful! To be a body we must think of others, and we must not think too highly of ourselves.
Bible class teachers, greeters at the services, card-senders, evangelists, deacons, elders, the one who cleans up after a meal, the one who invites friends and family to worship, the one who smiles on his or her way into the building, those who support widows and orphans, those who listen for an opportunity to serve, those who give others an opportunity to serve, those who do the things that glorify God and no one finds out about it, those whose public works bring glory to God, those who write, those who read and pass it along, those who serve as missionaries, those who support the missionaries and much more – we all matter!
But where the rubber meets the road isn’t whether or not every member matters to God, it’s whether or not this matters to us.
“If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be?…Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.” (1 Corinthians 12:15-19, 27)