"Now the body is not made up of one part but of many.” 1 Corinthians 12:14
It’s been great to see the Pumpkin People out and about again. The displays - based around a LEGO theme this year, are really creative. You may have seen the LEGO Pirate, Batman, and Star Wars themed Pumpkin People. It got me thinking about the church and LEGO.
To start, we know that it’s best to walk in the light because walking in the dark can involve the excruciating pain of stepping on a loose piece of LEGO! I’m told that all LEGO people are made equal (3.96875 cm tall). Truly God is no respecter of persons and will render to everyone, without partiality, according to how we live in relation to his just standards and offer of salvation (Romans 2:6-10). There is strength and power in each piece - all colours, sizes and shapes, sticking together, complimenting each other, interlocked in blessed community (Psalm 133; Matthew 16:18). Each brick has been made with purpose and the potential for a myriad of possibilities. Some are designed for a specific spot but most can adapt anywhere and can certainly fit in somewhere (1 Corinthians 12:12-27). Sure, sometimes things fall a part, but the beauty is that it can always be put back together, restored and rebuilt (Isaiah 58:12). Often ninety-nine pieces are left in search of the one lost piece (Matthew 18:12). It may not always turn out the way we thought, often it turns out better, and we sure have a lot of fun in the process. As LEGO is a new toy every day, we know that as living bricks being built up together in God’s eternal kingdom, there are new mercies, opportunities, and adventures each and everyday for us as well (Lamentations 3:22-23; 1 Peter 2:5).
To the glory of the Master Builder, when we discover where we best fit, are faithful to do our part, and never LEGO of God’s truth, we are truly stronger and better together.
Thanks for meandering along with me,