Recently someone thanked me for all that I do for people in India and Nepal. In that moment, I felt like I didn’t actually do anything for them. I don’t walk 2 hours to pray with a family living in a mud hut and grow the church. I don’t tuck orphans in at night and sing a lullaby. I don’t help a widow select a small herd of goats to increase her daily income to over $2. I really felt like I just didn’t do anything. And then I read Romans 12:4-5.
“For just as in one body we have many members, and not all the members serve the same function, so we who are many are one body in Christ, and individually we are members who belong to one another.”
We all have a role to play. We all have an opportunity to engage. We all can make a difference. Some will feed orphans, some will pay for the food to feed those orphans, some will manage the infrastructure that gets the food to the orphans. It is easy to feel like there’s greater value in one role than another role. But we each have a different function, and when we do it well and in unity, we belong to each other.
You belong to the ServLife community. Thank you for that! We’re so glad to have you, and for the role that you play. Your stewardship of that role empowers churches to be started, children to be rescued and families to escape extreme poverty. What we accomplish together is overwhelming to me, and I’m filled with gratitude. Thank you.
May we embrace and live into our different gifts according to the grace given to us. As we belong to one another, may we accomplish our collective calling to glorify God and show love to others.