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Our art group, CCADA, recently held its 5th annual art show–combining it with its first car show. We had artists of all ages, a wide variety of media, a new featured addition of many Christmas crafts, dramatic vignettes, music, and, of course, the car show. The turnout of visitors who oohed and aahed at what they saw and heard and noted that they wished they had the talent of the various artists. But, to paraphrase Will Rogers, “We can’t all be heroes. There also has to be somebody to clap for them.”
We cannot all be artists or actors or musicians. Sometimes those of us who try discover that we aren’t even very good ones. But we can appreciate those who are and remember that there needs somebody to clap for them. God has something (s) for each of us to do. It may not be something glamorous or something that puts us in the limelight, but in God’s eyes , it is important. Just like our body works. The body has many different parts, not just one part. 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. And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body? If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything? But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. How strange a body would be if it had only one part! Yes, there are many parts, but only one body. 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.” In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary. 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, 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. This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other. If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad. All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. (I Corinthians 12:14-27)
And remember to Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. (Colossians 3:23) And do everything with love (I Corinthians 16:14) because God…will not forget your work and the love you have shown. (Hebrews 6:10)
Because not everyone needs somebody to clap for them.