2020-02-01 - Our Contributions
Romans 12:4-6 (NIV) For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.
Our local radio station provides the listening audience with obituaries during its newscasts. One day this week, two obituaries were read. The first person to die was a famous athlete who was well-known for his sporting accomplishments. The second obituary was for a farmer who never traveled outside of his home state.
While these two obituaries at first seemed disparate, both of these men were alike in some ways. Each performed their tasks to the best of their abilities and provided a benefit to others. The athlete played at a high level and provided enjoyment to his fans. The farmer grew crops that provided nourishment to all kinds of people. The athlete received public acclamation and an extravagant salary while the farmer worked long hours, in anonymity. Which one was more important?
God calls us to use our talents and abilities to serve Him in whatever circumstances we find ourselves. We all have different talents. No two of us are alike, but we are all important to God, and are called to use our talents to the best of our abilities to serve Him, our families and our fellow man.
Richard Moser, Jr
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.