If one member suffers, everyone suffers with it.

So last night I want to the farm with Lynn and the girls. Caroline has embraced the thought of “more work, more money” and has decided to hustle. Claire is undecided still, and chose to observe 

Hands on hips in classic “supervisor” posture.

When we got home I started getting ready for Lynn to grill some shish-ka-bobs. I reached in the “seldom used kitchen stuff drawer” and grabbed at the skewers, but instead grabbed a knife. It was deep enough to need a few surface stitches. 

We have decided that we need a personal family doctor on call.

It was a hassle to wait in the ER, but whatever. No biggie.

Until I start working on the computer this morning. GUYS. 

THAT IS MY MOUSE CLICKING FINGER!!!!! Not to be all dramatic…. But…..#dying here.

It so strongly reminded me of this Bible verse I memorized as a kid in the Awanas program, I had to share. I know it’s a lot of words, so I highlighted what was especially relevant to me today. It’s the last sentence. 

Man. Who would have thought a small cut on the side of a finger would impact my whole workday. But like the verse says since that one member is suffering, the rest of me is sure suffering with it. And dude, I am totally suffering! (I know I am a giant baby)

1 Corinthians 1For just as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body—though many—are one body, so too is Christ. 13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body. Whether Jews or Greeks or slaves or free, we were all made to drink of the one Spirit. 14 For in fact the body is not a single member, but many. 15 If the foot says, “Since I am not a hand, I am not part of the body,” it does not lose its membership in the body because of that. 16 And if the ear says, “Since I am not an eye, I am not part of the body,” it does not lose its membership in the body because of that. 17 If the whole body were an eye, what part would do the hearing? If the whole were an ear, what part would exercise the sense of smell?18 But as a matter of fact, God has placed each of the members in the body just as he decided. 19 If they were all the same member, where would the body be? 20 So now there are many members, but one body. 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I do not need you,” nor in turn can the head say to the foot, “I do not need you.” 22 On the contrary, those members that seem to be weaker are essential, 23 and those members we consider less honorable we clothe with greater honor, and our unpresentable members are clothed with dignity, 24 but our presentable members do not need this. Instead, God has blended together the body, giving greater honor to the lesser member, 25 so that there may be no division in the body, but the members may have mutual concern for one another. 26 If one member suffers, everyone suffers with it. If a member is honored, all rejoice with it.


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