I have issues with attention. It’s almost like a weird superpower. I can switch gears at the blink of an eye or hyper focus on something in an almost unhealthy way. So, as I stare at this ant, a sign that spring has descended upon Maryland. I wonder why God created ants. Not just ants. Ants, mice, roaches, bedbugs and rats. Like what purpose do they serve? If they ceased to exist would the balance of the universe be off? And on another note why did He create Satan?
Some may call it ramblings of a beautiful mind. Some days I call it prayer without ceasing. Other days I call it, God can you just shut this thing I call a brain up. I stopped allowing myself or others to shame me for my random crazy questions. Like where would we be today if Alexander Graham Bell or Vivian T Thomas had of ignored the quirky questions running through their minds?
So, this one goes out to all the dreamers and quirky thinkers. The ones who people respond to with a cute smile or rude roll of the eyes. Keep thinking. Keep wondering. Keep searching. Keep praying. Even when the subject matter is questionable or taboo. Let the creator sort things out. He created that inquisitive nature for a reason. Who else would volunteer to search ancient ruins and caves for artifacts or learn ancient languages to better translate biblical text? How else would cures be created or transcontinental travel evolve? We all have a place in the body. Some are hands and some are feet. Whatever part you represent in the body of Christ I challenge you to live in the truth of who you were created to be!
1 Corinthians 12:12-27
12 There is one body, but it has many parts. But all its many parts make up one body. It is the same with Christ. 13 We were all baptized by one Holy Spirit. And so we are formed into one body. It didn’t matter whether we were Jews or Gentiles, slaves or free people. We were all given the same Spirit to drink. 14 So the body is not made up of just one part. It has many parts.
15 Suppose the foot says, “I am not a hand. So I don’t belong to the body.” By saying this, it cannot stop being part of the body. 16 And suppose the ear says, “I am not an eye. So I don’t belong to the body.” By saying this, it cannot stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, how could it hear? If the whole body were an ear, how could it smell? 18 God has placed each part in the body just as he wanted it to be. 19 If all the parts were the same, how could there be a body? 20 As it is, there are many parts. But there is only one body.
21 The eye can’t say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 In fact, it is just the opposite. The parts of the body that seem to be weaker are the ones we can’t do without. 23 The parts that we think are less important we treat with special honor. The private parts aren’t shown. But they are treated with special care. 24 The parts that can be shown don’t need special care. But God has put together all the parts of the body. And he has given more honor to the parts that didn’t have any. 25 In that way, the parts of the body will not take sides. All of them will take care of one another. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it. If one part is honored, every part shares in its joy.
27 You are the body of Christ. Each one of you is a part of it.
Father I thank you for making us all different
I thank you for making me in your image
In a way that honors you
In a way that best fits the body at large
Help me to always appreciate myself the way you created me
In Jesus’ name I pray