Devotion for Tuesday, April 7, 2020

“And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of
you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”  On the contrary, it is much truer that the
members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary” (1 Corinthians

Who are we
that any of us would say to the Lord that we have no need for whom the Lord
brings into our midst.  We are a people
under orders to love our neighbor.  Our
neighbor is whom the Lord brings into our presence.  Therefore, accept what the Lord is doing,
love your neighbor and marvel at what the Lord does in the midst of all of His
church.  The Lord is the One doing the
building up of the body.

Lord, every part of Your body is necessary.  There are those who act as though there are
more important members.  Teach me that
You are the One who is making Your body. 
Lead me in Your goodness to see that all who are present are necessary,
for You alone must be the One who builds the church.  Guide me to see things through Your eyes and
know that all parts are according to Your plan.

Holy Spirit,
change my heart that I would see things as You see them.  Lead me in Your goodness to know that in You
is our hope.  You know what You are
doing.  Guide me, O Lord, according to
Your goodness that I would live into the life to which You call me.  Help me now and always to accept those around
me knowing that You have a purpose for all who come into our midst.  Amen.