I love Saturday mornings. I always have a big list of things I want to get accomplished, like washing my car (when it’s warmer) or doing odd jobs around the house. I like to get up early and get right with it.
Last Saturday, though, I woke up and tried to get out of bed to eat breakfast, but my feet wouldn’t move. I got worried and thought maybe something was wrong with them. They weren’t asleep; they just wouldn’t move. I know this sounds weird, but I decided to give my feet a little pep talk. I said, “Hey! What’s the matter down there, Feet? Stomach is hungry!”
Then (you’re not going to believe this) my feet talked back. They said, “We don’t care if Stomach is hungry.”
I said, “Well, you’d better care, because you’ll dry up and fall off if Stomach doesn’t get some food.”
I tried to get them to move again, but they wouldn’t budge. They just said, “We’re going on strike until you let us trade places with Eyes.”
I said, “That’s the silliest thing I’ve ever heard. They’re doing their job fine and you’re doing yours fine. Quit rocking the boat.”
Then they said, “We’re tired of being stepped on, and we get hot and sweaty in your shoes all day.”
I told them, “Look, I understand that, but you’re not cut out to do the looking. You do a fantastic job of walking, though. You’re the best walkers I’ve got.”
Then they took a different tack: “We want to compromise and trade places with Nose because we do a good job of smelling and Nose does a good job of running.” (Roll eyes here.)
I told them, “Feet, I don’t think you’re playing with all ten toes. But I tell you what. After breakfast we’ll go watch TV. I’ll prop you up and give you a rest and make Eyes and Ears do all the work for a while. Is it a deal?”
They thought about it for a while and decided that would be all right, and I haven’t had a problem since.
In 1 Corinthians 12, verses 12 and 27, Paul said, “The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ… Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
This Sunday morning, Feb. 10, is Northside’s Ministry Fair. I encourage you to come to the Multipurpose Room as early as 8:30 to find ways you can become an active part of the Northside body. Don’t let us down. Your body needs YOU!