Morning Coffee with Jesus - November 25
Hello loved ones.
Today’s “Morning Coffee with Jesus” comes from 1 Corinthians 12:20. “For no matter how significant you are, it is only because of what you are a part of. An enormous eye or a gigantic hand wouldn't be a body, but a monster. What we have is one body with many parts, each its proper size and in its proper place. No part is important on its own.” (The Message)
Last evening I attended my daughter’s music concert at school. Because she had to be at school one hour before the concert, I grabbed a book and took a seat in the auditorium while the band quickly rehearsed.
During the rehearsal, the band director asked the clarinet players to review a particular part, and then the flute players just to ensure they know the part they played in the music. Their parts were critical to the song they played. If they missed a part, the song would not be nearly as lovely as it was.
At the completion of the rehearsal, the band director had one instrument tune to an electronic tuner and then each group of instruments tuned to that one instrument. In some instances, some of the instruments were exceedingly flat or sharp, and it was then that the band director instructed the member to make a correction by pulling a mouthpiece out or pushing it in.
I’m thankful he took the time to have every person tune because, during the rehearsal, although everyone in the band was reading their sheet music and playing the right notes, the intonation was vastly different and at times one group was slightly ahead of another. The conductor reminded the students to watch him to keep the band together.
The same can be said of those who make up the kingdom of God. For the body of Christ to be most effective, we all need to be playing the same notes, keep together, and remain in tune with our Conductor. Sometimes the Conductor needs to make a slight adjustment in us through the Holy Spirit but that happens because our active, effective participation in the Body of Christ is important to the Conductor.
Today, stop for a moment and thank God that you are part of something so much larger than you are. In giving thanks we acknowledge that “we” are not all there is – that God, has a kingdom vastly larger than our minds could imagine. Give thanks for the provisions God has given you today and don’t worry about tomorrow. Give thanks that the message of God, the “song” we sing at the most fundamental level is the same.
While some played clarinets, some played flutes, and some played drums or trumpets, the collective song was beautiful! Thank God that the body of Christ is made up of so many interesting members!
Have an awesome THANKSIVING in Jesus. Go MAD in someone’s life today.
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