A journalist had done a story on gender roles in Kuwait several years before the Gulf War, and she noted then that women customarily walked about 10 feet behind their husbands. She returned to Kuwait recently and observed that the men now walked several yards behind their wives. She approached one of the women for an explanation. "This is marvelous," said the journalist. "What enabled women here to achieve this reversal of roles?" The Kuwaiti women replied, "Land mines."
1 Peter 4:10: “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”
We all have our roles to play, don’t we? What a blessing to meet with all of our committees and ministry teams last Sunday night at our Annual Committees’ Fellowship. With over 60 members of our church gathered to meet with their teams and committees, what a picture of the Body of Christ. We are one body with many members, many gifts, talents, and life experiences that God can use to strengthen the church and encourage the community.
“But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be?” I Cor. 12:18-19
God values each one of us and has a place for us to serve. You know that Serving is ministry. I love working with committees, because Committee work is a great way to serve the Lord, serve the church, and determine where your gifts and strengths are. As a believer, God has a purpose for your life and a place for each of us to serve, therefore we must value all of the members and seek the Lord and follow Him to that place of service – avoiding the land mines.