Little members can teach big lessons. This was the case with my wife’s little toe.
A number of weeks ago, Jeanie unfortunately jammed her foot into the corner of a table. The results was a painful, bruised little toe. It really bothered her for over a week, until she finally went to the doctor to be informed it was broken.
What was the solution to fixing it? Nothing really, except to let it heal itself. There was one suggestion that really had healing results. That was to tape it to the toe next to it. By doing this, the little toe had a splint that protected and kept it from being moved around impeding its healing.
What can we learn from this parable? Whenever you are hurt, attach yourself to someone in the body that can give you support and encouragement to heal. The reality is, we are all members of the one Body of Christ.
I Corinthains 12:14-18, 22 & 23:
For the body is not one member, but many.
If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
by, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
What have we learned? We belong to the one Body of Christ. If anyone has a problem, they should seek out help—a bigger toe—to help overcome their situation.