All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.”
(1 Corinthians 12:27, NLT)
"I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too." (Hugo Cabret, Hugo, 2011)
Hugo is not only a beautiful movie to watch, but it is full of hidden truths like the one above. The young Hugo Cabret echos the wisdom of the Bible: the world works together. Every piece matters. God made the world and everything he made has a unique purpose. He did not create any extra part lacking purpose.
In the same way, you are not an extra part, even though you may sometimes feel that way. You are a significant part of God’s plans. The Bible tells us God has given each of us a special purpose for our life. Just as parts of machines are crafted and fashioned for the function they are to fulfill, you were also created for your unique function. You are designed to contribute something unique to the world. We are called to discover, develop and deploy that contribution.
Without your input, "the clock" will not work as well.
We know we are made for more than mere survival – we have an innate sense that we have been intentionally placed here to contribute to God’s world. Each of us have been fearfully and wonderfully formed by our Creator who put each part in its place, and says: “Very good.” Decide today what is your divine part. What makes you tick? Get into fellowship with God and let him clarify things for you. Then get your part working so the machine can run as it should.
Help me know my part in your plans and to recognize my significance. So, that I can get to work, making my unique contribution to your world. Through Jesus Christ, Amen.
In His Word,
Reverend Dee Dee Lawson