By Andrea Merrell
All of you together are Christ’s body,
and each of you is a part of it.
I Corinthians 12:27 NLT
Have you ever thought about—or experienced—any or all of the problems that can happen with feet? I’m talking about problems like callouses, bunions, corns, and ingrown toenails. Then there’s the matter of bone spurs, nail fungus, stone bruises, athlete’s foot, and plantar fasciitis. Dry, cracked heels can cause major discomfort. And stub your little toe … ouch!
The Bible refers to certain parts of the body as “uncomely” (unattractive, unpleasant, or unappealing), but necessary. Some people hate feet. They can’t stand to look at them or have anyone touch their own. Others—like me—spend the summer months in flip flops and sandals and love nothing more than a good pedicure.
As the Body of Christ, we all represent certain parts. Some regard certain parts as more important than others, but God sees each one as significant and necessary. This is what I Corinthians has to say:
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.
Whatever your role in Christ’s Body, never take it for granted, and never think of yourself as more or less important than another part. We are created as individuals and put together to complete the whole.
And be sure to take care of those feet!
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