Daily Devotional

Differing roles

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As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

— 1 Corinthians 12:20 (NIV)

Our four grandchildren are blessed to have their other grandparents living close by. They pick them up from school, take them to ball games, and watch them when their parents go out on dates. Since my husband and I live several hours away, we are more the pop-in, pop-out type of grandparents. This has been difficult for me. I cannot participate in my grandchildren’s lives as often as I would like.

Only recently have I realized that our role is no less important even though it is different. In many ways, the body of Christ is the same; we all have different roles. Some of us are out front leading music, preaching, and chairing committees. Others serve more behind the scenes, cooking meals, working in the nursery, and decorating the sanctuary. One position is not more important than another.

God has called each of us to different roles in our families and in the body of Christ. When we embrace what God has called us to, we can move beyond comparisons to find abundant joy.

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