"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." 1 Peter 3:15
They call me Mr. Glass
October 4, 2010Posted by on
I am a big fan of movies (in case most of you haven’t realized that by now). One of my favorite movies of all time is Unbreakable. It absolutely incredible. What always gets me is the end. Where Elijah discovers who he is. In this incredible sequence Elijah remarks that the worst feeling in the world is not knowing your place in this world. When he makes this statement I can immediately empathize with Elijah. Where do we belong? What are we here for? Even though Elijah had committed heinous acts, he felt relief, because he finally knew who he was. Where he fit in. But it wasn’t just Elijah. It was also David who had discovered himself. His purpose. Where he fit in.
Have you felt that way? Have you had your world turned upside down to the point where you question everything? Where you belong? What is out there for you? Where you “fit in”?
The truth is that we all have a unique purpose on this earth. Think about this simple fact. Of all of the people on the earth not one single finger print is the same. Not one DNA sample is identical. Is that odd? Does that seem weird to you? To me, it lends to the fact that we all serve a unique purpose on this earth. You can literally make the statement….there is no one on earth, who is just like you. I…am the only kc bob on this earth.
This idea is biblically supported as well. Think about these verses from Ephesians:
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good
works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 4:12-13 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the
edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the
knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of
the fullness of Christ;
Ephesians 4:16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what
every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does
its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
When we become saved we are joined to the body of Christ. Know, when you think about a body is there anything duplicated? For instance do you have two noses, two chins? Even in the instance that you have two eyes…each eye serves a unique purpose. Two thumbs were each serves a unique purpose.
If we are grafted into the body of Christ upon salvation, then our job becomes unique within the body of Christ. Just as the uniqueness of our creation is, so is the uniqueness of our responsibility to the body.