Daily Devotional

February 4, 2019

How Important Is Your Thumb?

But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. – 1 Corinthians 12:18

 I did not realize my thumb was sore until I tried to help my grandson out of his car seat. As I pushed the release button on the seatbelt, my thumb did not have enough strength to do the job. Of course, the four-year-old child was able to get himself out of the seat! When I looked, it seemed my thumb had an infection around the cuticle, and before long, I realized that almost everything I did involved my right thumb. As I brushed my teeth, combed my hair, did the dishes, or drove my car, I would be reminded of the problem with it. I found it difficult to do many tasks because my thumb was too sore to use. Until that time, I had never thought about how important my thumb was. When God created us, He knew that right thumbs were very important!

Just as our thumbs may not seem particularly significant, we might not feel very important to God, but each of us is special in His eyes. Some people say, “All I can do is pray.” Praying is imperative, and each one of us depends on those prayers as we serve the Lord together. Others may say, “I only clean the church,” yet we all appreciate a clean church. Another may say, “I am only a Sunday school teacher.” Who would tell the children about Jesus if we did not have Sunday school teachers? The list goes on and on. There are grounds keepers, ushers, nursery workers, members of the choir, van drivers, and many more who faithfully assist with a multitude of necessary tasks.

We might think some of these tasks are not nearly as important as preaching, playing the piano, or singing solos. However, just as our physical bodies have many members that all work together, so does the body of Christ. In order for this spiritual body to operate effectively, it is very important for every one to work together and do his part. Are you doing your part today?

Lord, help me to serve You with all my heart. I want to do my best for You.