Tuesday, July 30, 2013

There is a Purpose

Three years ago my son had his appendix removed.  The doctors and nurses assured us that this was an everyday procedure that many people underwent, with little to no adverse affects on the body.  We were told that the appendix was not a vital organ and essentially had 'no known purpose.'  Today, I read an article about the appendix which states that 'it acts as a safe house for good bacteria, which can be used to effectively reboot the gut following a bout of dysentery or cholera.'

Reading this reminded me that so often we overlook things that WE feel have no importance or no value in our eyes.  But our Heavenly Father created ALL things with a purpose, big or small, it is needed for that in which HE intended. Although, we may not know or understand it's functionality, we can not discount that it has a purpose. 

So today, rest in the understanding that YOU, too, have a purpose, the Father created you with masterful intent and He loves you!  Proverbs 16:4 says, 'Everything the Lord has made has its destiny; and the destiny of the wicked is destruction.'  There is an intent for all things - good or bad, big or small - and we have got to trust that He does ALL things well.

I am so thankful that even in the things we deem to be small, insignificant or of no value there is a greater purpose - Christ!

To know Christ is to love Christ and to love Christ is to share Christ and to share Christ is our purpose!