There are two things on my bucket list that have been there for years: the first is to say “Gentlemen, start your engines!” at a NASCAR race. The other, is to say “Live from New York it’s Saturday Night!” from the set of SNL. Will these ever happen? Maybe.  Until then I’ll have to settle for Sunday afternoon races and clips of Saturday Night Live like this one.

Whoa!  Not sure about you but that made me a bit nervous there towards the end.  But talk about success.

We don’t often see the amount of work which goes into set changes, make-up, and behind-the-scenes activity occurrences on live broadcasts like this.  It happens seemingly by magic; a skit goes off well, there is a commercial break or musical interlude and then then bam! – everything is amazingly changed.

This should give us the appreciation for all of the hard workers that never make it on screen but become the unsung hero’s helping to pull of such awesome jobs without a hitch.

Do you ever think that your job is worthless?  Since you aren’t in the spotlight and no one knows your name – it doesn’t matter if you show up or not, right?  Be encouraged – that is not the case.

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ,” (1 Corinthians 12:12 ESV)

Paul instructs us here that the body is made up of many members and parts and without all of them working together, there is no true unity.  One cannot simply say that since they do not have a specific job that they declare independence from the rest of Christ.  Honor is given to every member of the body since all work cooperatively to accomplish God’s will.  “The eye cannot say to the hand ‘I have no need of you,’ nor again the head to the feet, ‘I have not need of you.’  On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,”  1 Corinthians 12:21-22.

“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness,” (Romans 12:3-8 ESV).

Never think you on’t have a true purpose or lack value.  The Holy Spirit has given gifts to men sovereignly (1 Cor. 12:11) and we are to increase our skill-set in these areas so as to bring the appropriate glory and honor to Christ.

Soli Deo Gloria

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