Roger Campbell wrote a little ditty that says far more than the first thought grasps.
It makes my poor heart quiver,
Just to think about my liver.
It works and works, and works all day,
And never gets a cent of pay.
While people see my teeth and hair,
They never know my liver’s there.
I hope my liver’s not offended,
‘Cause when it quits my life is ended.
In his book, In Remembrance of Me, my friend, Dale Byers, used the above to emphasize the importance of each person in the body of Christ based on Ephesians 4:16, “From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.”
The truth of the verse lets us know that each person, including you, is necessary for the body to properly function. This is why we “church people” must learn the value of the struggling brother or sister. When we hold a weaker part in disdain, it’s like deeming the unseen parts of our body disgusting.
Jesus used the invisible wind to make a point of the importance of the unseen, but so vital Spirit of God to enable the successful Christian life. The person we hold in contempt may be the one whose prayers in our behalf are answered.
Copyright © 2013 Larry Lilly
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