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Yes, choir has many parts, not just one part. If alto says, "I am not a part of choir because I am not a soloist," that does not make him any less a part of choir. And what would you think if you heard a youth say, "I am not a part of choir because choir loft is running out of room?" Would that make him any less a part of choir? Suppose whole choir was a director, then who would sing? Or if whole choir just sang, who would play instruments? But that isn't way God made us. He has many parts for choir and has put each part just where He wants it. What a strange thing it would be if it only had one part! So He has made many parts, but still there is one choir.
The alto can never say to soprano, "I don't need you." The choir can never say to director, "I don't need you." And some of parts that seem weakest and least important are really most necessary. If one part suffers, all parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all parts are glad.
Now here is what I'm trying to say: all of you together are one choir of Christ and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it.
Sincerely, X Paul
(Written by Paul, Chosen by God to be Jesus Christ's missionary, and from brother Sosthenes. To: All Choir Members everywhere - whoever calls upon name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and theirs. I Co. 12, Living Bible, adapted for choir.)
© By Joyce C. Lock http://my.homewithgod.com/blessingsandlessons/ http://www.aspecialplace.net/ChristianityMadeSimple/ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HeavenlyInspirations-originalwritings/ http://our.homewithgod.com/heavenlyinspirations/heavenlyinspirations-intro.htm This writing may be used in its entirety, with credits in tact, for non-profit ministering purposes.
In addition to being a published author and poet, Joyce C. Lock created the religion column, "Christianity Made Simple" for Peru Daily Tribune, continues to write inspirational articles for area newspapers, and shares further in online and e-mail ministries.