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May 7 | I Corinthians 12:12-31



I Corinthians 12:12-31



Heads, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

by Elaine Pierce

My 18-month-old grandson loves to sing "Heads, Shoulders, Knees & Toes" with me. But he is especially happy to point out his belly when you ask him where it is. And he loves to show you where your nose is while he's not so interested in finding his own. It's great fun to watch children develop language, and action songs like 'heads, shoulders, knees and toes' have stood the test of time - they're fun for kids, and they get results.

What about we grownups? We certainly know where our heads, shoulders, knees and toes are, don't we? And we understand how the head can't survive without the rest of the body, and how, when we don't have everything in working order, we suffer physically, which can lead to emotional and mental problems as well. We read I Corinthians 12 and we agree that, yes, every member of the body has an important role to play. And yet, if we are honest, we will admit that at times we wish we had a more 'glamorous' gift - that we were a star/head and not a supporting cast member/little toe.

Oh, how easy it is to want what we don't have. To think that the grass is greener on the other side. To see the glass as half empty, not half full. Read these verses and meditate on this deep truth: