Wednesday in the Word

Throughout the Pentateuch, we see God’s plan for each of Israel’s tribes unfold. Judah, the largest tribe, received the privilege of carrying the kingly lineage, leading up to Jesus himself. The smallest tribe of Levi was entrusted with caring for the tabernacle, their “mobile” church. Out of the Levites, Moses and Aaron’s clan, the Kohathites, was entrusted with the vessels from the Holy Place.

Today we see the same dynamics at work in our own body of believers. Only a few serve as pastors and worship leaders in the spotlight on stage. More are called as teachers and group leaders edifying many each week. Countless more serve behind the scenes in leadership positions, on committees, in the nursery, on the media team, paying the bills, cleaning and maintaining the building, preparing food, and most importantly, covering us in prayer.

But unlike the Israelites, we don’t have genetic bloodlines holding us together - rather it is the blood of Christ and our love for Him and each other that unifies us. And each person with their unique gifts is invaluable to the body!

“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body…” (1 Cor. 12:12-13a NIV).

To all my dear brothers and sisters, thank YOU for being an indispensable part of the Body of Christ!