18 But God has carefully designed each member and placed it in the body to function as he desires. 19 A diversity is required, for if the body consisted of one single part, there wouldn’t be a body at all! 20 So now we see that there are many differing parts and functions, but one body.1Corinthians 12:18-20 TPT
I made salsa yesterday.. It started with some fresh vegetables, some spices, and just a little pineapple and lime. I like tomatoes all by themselves. The same for Serrano peppers and green chilies. Onions are great in their own right. But when you apply a little fire and do a little blend, you have a new thing. That wonderful red sauce can now turn dry and tasteless tortillas into gourmet fare. If you take a moment to savor the flavor you can still recognize the individual constituents, but the whole is so much greater than the sum of its parts.
We have been away from our home church for a couple of weeks. We miss it. It has a distinct flavor that’s really nice. When we get together there are all kinds of unique personalities. Each one has value individually, but God does something in the blend that takes us to another realm. The value of the whole is so much greater than the sum of the parts. I encourage you to find a place to be part of the blend. Let God make salsa. The world could use the flavor.