I saw something yesterday that blew me away. It was a paradox of simplicity and complexity, and it left my mind to ponder you and me.

Yes, us.

I’m going to wait here while you watch it. Go ahead…all the way to the end, please.

(if you can’t see it on your device, click here to watch)

Amazing, isn’t it?

When I was little, we would sometimes go to church with my grandparents, who were members of the Church of Christ. They did not use (and, I believe, still don’t) instrumentation in their church services, believing instead that the human voice was the purest (and only) instrument God ever made. I was used to a glorious old pipe organ in my own home church, and everyone sang the melody line there, too. The sound of all those different parts being sung at the same time in the Church of Christ, was completely new to me, and was the first introduction to a choir-type sound I had. I remember being mesmerized by it. How did they know what notes to sing? And how did all those different notes go together to produce something so beautiful?

As I consider it now, I think it’s about a lot more than music.

What if each of those squares in that video contained one of us? What if we were the ones each with a different part? With each one of us bringing forth our best talent – not trying to bring the talent we want, or think we deserve – but the very talent with which God has entrusted us; what if we all came together with the sole purpose of producing something that glorified Him?

Everything we attempted would sound just like this.

We would work together in sync, in tight harmony, and with no conflict, if we would just bring, and do our best with, what He’s given us, specifically. We would bring a refreshing, Christ-like joy to the world that would consistently turn its eyes upward.

And there would be a synergy within the Christian community, the likes of which have not been seen in recent (heck, not-so-recent) memory.

Consider bringing your personal note into the world today, and I’ll do the same. They may not seem like much on their own, but just think of the glory of the sound we could make together.


The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ…Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body? If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything?

But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. How strange a body would be if it had only one part! Yes, there are many parts, but only one body. The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.”

In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary. And the parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the greatest care. So we carefully protect those parts that should not be seen, while the more honorable parts do not require this special care. So God has put the body together such that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity. This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other. If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.

All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.” 1 Corinthians 12:12, 14-27 NLT