Gremlins … they are an imaginary metaphor we use for conveying the difficulty identifying the precise problem in our vehicles. Gremlins, in fact, can be so frustrating that we would rather sell our vehicles before spending one more day hunting for the cause of our misery.
At the top of the hated vehicle gremlins list is wiring problems. Wires can be illusive and, at times, impossible to find. It’s hard to imagine that a simple strip of copper wiring used in such a large vehicle could be so crippling … oh but it can!! Let one wire become corroded or cut and a two ton machine on wheels will be incapacitated, going nowhere. It’s hard to imagine that such a small wire when disconnected can bring progress to a screaming halt.
Scripture says, in 1 Corinthians 12:12,
“For just as the body is one and has many parts, and all the parts of that body, though many, are one body—so also is Christ.”
We all have a part to play in God’s redemptive plan. God has enlisted His Church to go and make disciples (Matt. 28:19). This means that, through the spreading of the gospel, God is enlisting all believers to have a part in the discipleship process. Our journey with God begins at the moment of salvation. Salvation isn’t the end … it’s the beginning. Salvation is the beginning of each of us doing our part to reach a lost and dying world.
As a Church body it is our responsibility to connect others to God through the gospel of Jesus Christ, then connect them into the discipleship process. Just like the wiring in our vehicles we each have a part to play and no one’s part is insignificant. If each of us believed that we are not included in God’s design the Church would fail to reach those walking through the doors of our Church. Connecting those we encounter to God and others, because the purpose of authentic discipleship is mandated on all believers.
Take some time this week and ask God, “How can I play a part in connecting those around me to God, the Church and others?”