LEGO Lessons for Life
"Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. If the foot should say, 'Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,' it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. And if the ear should say, 'Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,' it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?"1
Today's Daily Encounter Lego illustration is by Steve Klusmeyer who writes:
"Life might be less complicated for all of us if we each received our own LEGO kit at birth. Yes, I realize there is a choking hazard for children under three. But when you are old enough, you can learn a lot from LEGOs. I have learned that:
"Size doesn't matter. When stepped on in the dark, a 2X2 LEGO brick causes the same amount of pain as a 2X8 brick.
"All LEGO men are created equal (1.5625 inches tall). What they become is limited only by imagination.
"There is strength in numbers. When the bricks stick together, great things can be accomplished.
"Playtime is important. Sometimes it doesn't matter what you are building, as long as you're having fun.
"Disaster happens. But the pieces can be put back together again.
"Every brick has a purpose. Some are made for a specific spot—most can adapt almost anywhere—but every one will fit somewhere.
"Color doesn't matter. A blue brick will fit in the same space as a red brick.
"No one is indispensable. If one brick is unavailable, another can take its place.
"It doesn't always turn out as planned. Sometimes it turns out better. If it doesn't, you can always try again."2
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to remember that I have a part to play in Your body, the Church, and that I am not any more or less important than any other member. Help me to know where I fit best, and play my part faithfully so that my life will bring honor and glory to Your name. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
1. 1 Corinthians 12:14-17 (NIV).
2. Steve Klusmeyer. Web site no longer available.