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Seeds of the Kingdom

Stubbing My Toe

by Ruth Hawkey

And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
1 Corinthians 12 v 26, KJV

A week or two ago, I was cleaning my bedroom floor (not something I do very regularly), when I happened to walk into the foot of my bed which has a hard corner. I didn’t have any shoes on at the time. I thought nothing about it except to notice the intense pain I experienced at that moment and realised that I had ‘stubbed’ my toe.

However, a couple of days later, I realised that I was finding it quite difficult to walk properly without any pain. When I looked at my foot, I saw that three toes were black and blue, as well as the top of the foot being very painful too. The accident to the toes had had a knock-on effect!

Until then, I must confess I hadn’t really appreciated the scripture which talks about ‘every member’ being important to the whole body. However, through that experience, I have come to appreciate much more fully the importance of each member of the Body of Christ within the church where I worship, whether they are the head or the toe, or somewhere in between.

A toe might not seem very important in the scheme of things, but, if we want to walk tall and move forward as a Body, it will pay us to appreciate and care for each other. For me, stubbing my toe was a lesson learned.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for the Body of Christ, especially those with whom I worship and share friendship and fellowship locally. Help me to really appreciate each person and care for them as I care for my own body. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Ruth Hawkey has had the privilege of working alongside Ellel Ministries from the very beginning. She and her husband Joe helped to begin the work in both Glyndley Manor and Canada. She has written a number of books including Healing Emotional Wounds, Healing the Human Spirit, Generational Blessing and Generational Sin, and Praying for Children. She and her husband also helped to develop prayer ministry teams in the local church.


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