Wisdom From The Animals: Day 19
Warthogs, wild swine, and boars are often included on the lists for the ugliest animals in the world. Not only are they considered unattractive, they are also viewed as destructive. Their behavior often has a negative impact on the environment. Although the role of wild swine appears to be unimportant, these animals do help with biodiversity as seed dispersers and also serve as food for predators.
“…God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? 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!’ On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.” 1 Corinthians 12:18-25
At times, God has assigned me roles in life where I felt I wasn’t serving a purpose. I didn’t feel like I was contributing to the greater good. I felt more like the big toe than the hand. In my vision, my tasks seemed unglamorous but the truth is those jobs were important to God. They served to further His purposes. I was one piece in a larger puzzle and necessary to the completion of it. We all serve a purpose in the service of God. Sometimes, we feel that our jobs are insignificant, overlooked, or unimportant but trust God’s truth that all parts are important in the body of Christ.
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