Christmas Parade was made up of different organizations and clubs. High school band and marching people. Different talents and different ways people spread the Christmas joys of the season. Taking time to celebrate with bright lights, family, friends and Santa. We need each other in life and we have a purpose. Each one of us doing what we do best in life. I can relate this to a bible verse about being one body with many members. We work together and each hold value.
1 Corinthians 12:12-27 English Standard Version (ESV)
One Body with Many Members
12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.
21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 24 which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it,25 that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.
JUST LIKE THE PARADE ~
The joys of each of us are celebrated in brightness, with different personalities and purpose in this life!
God has a purpose for you and I. Just like a big beautiful parade that is made up of so many types of people and talents. We are each given a talent to let God use it. My prayers for you, your family and friends continue.