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One Body, Many Parts
I just got off the phone with my parents who told me news I never thought or expected I’d hear—my brother had taken his own life. I didn’t know what to do because he was my go-to person in times of need. Whenever anything happened, good or bad, he was the first person I’d call.
Fortunately, I had a community of people to do life with. I called my small group leader, and within the hour, four friends came to my apartment to be with me. And what happened over the next weeks and months was incredible. Some came over to my place and let me cry. Others took me out and made me laugh. Some provided meals. Others made charitable donations in my brother’s honor. Some drove through the night to be at my brother’s memorial service to support me. Others even decorated my apartment for Christmas to welcome me back from my difficult trip. My friends did what God equipped each of them to do to care for me.
First Corinthians 12 teaches that we are one body with many parts. God has given each of us unique gifts, talents, and passions to use to serve others. I am forever grateful for my friends who used what they had to serve me in my time of grief. Today I want to encourage you to remember that you have exactly what it takes to serve others and love like Jesus in their time of greatest need.
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