When a little is a lot …
A story is told of a king who planned to host a great feast and invited all his servants throughout his kingdom.
The king said he would provide all the meat, vegetables, fruits, and the desserts. Each servant was to bring one quart of the best wine they had and pour it into a 500 gallon wine vat.
A little servant thought, “My quart can’t matter that much in 500 gallons.” So he got there early and poured one quart of water into the huge vat. All day long over 2,000 men poured their quart of their best wine into the vat. In the evening the king blessed the meal then took his silver chalice to the wine vat. When he opened the tap, his chalice filled with water. Each servant thought they were so little that their little part would not matter, so the vat was filled with water.
In the kingdom of God, you matter!
“18 But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. 19 How strange a body would be if it had only one part! 20 Yes, there are many parts, but only one body. 21 The eye can never say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you.’ The head can’t say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you.’ 22 In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary. 23 And
the parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the
greatest care. So we carefully protect those parts that should not be
seen, 24 while
the more honorable parts do not require this special care. So God has
put the body together such that extra honor and care are given to those
parts that have less dignity. 25 This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other. 26 If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad. 27 All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it,” 1 Corinthians 12:18-27.
Are you making your contribution within the body of Christ, or are you bringing water to the feast?