Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:1–31
Key Verse: “But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.” (1 Corinthians 12:18–20)
Do you have sisters or brothers? Do you get along? Do you sometimes wish that you were an only child? Do you ever compare yourself to them and not measure up? Or, do you think that one of them doesn’t quite fit into your family? I’m the second of three girls, and when I was younger I wanted to be more like my younger sister. She seemed way cooler to me.
As I grow older, I want to be more like my older sister. She is very caring and has many things in their life that I wish I had in mine. In some way all three of us are different from each other. How does that happen since we grew up int the same house with the same parents? As we get older, I realize more and more that each one of us matters. Each of us has a special place in our family. God has given each of us distinct gifts and personalities. We complement each other. I also realize that as life moves along and friends come and go, my sisters will always be in my life. They will always love me. God is also always in my life and will always love me. That’s why and where I fit in my family and his!
What are some differences between you and your other family members (siblings, parents, extended family) that make your family great?
What makes it hard to be part of your family? What attitudes or habits do you need to change to be easier to live with?
Write an encouraging note to each member of your family telling them why you think they are an important part of your family (where and why they fit).
Dear God, thank you for making me a unique part of my family. Please help me to see myself and each of my family members as you see us.