Some Christians built a new church building and invited everyone to come see it. All admired its beauty. Up on the roof, a little nail heard the people praising everything about the new building. They praised everything but him. No one even knew he was there, and he became angry and jealous. "If I am that insignificant, nobody will miss me if I quit," he said to himself. So the nail released its hold, slid down off the roof, and fell in the mud.
That night it rained and rained. Soon, the shingle that had no nail blew away, and the roof began to leak. The water streaked the walls and the beautiful murals. The plaster began to fall, the carpet was stained, and precious Bibles were ruined by water. All this because a little nail decided to quit! While holding the shingle, the nail was obscure, but it was also useful. Buried in the mud, it was just as obscure, but now it was useless and would soon be eaten up by rust.
You may, like the nail, feel obscure at times. But just like the nail, your absence is felt. When you are not present for worship, the body of Christ is hurt. We are
ALL part of the Lord's ministry.
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