Thursday, 26 January 2012

Today Reminder - 26 January 2012 (The hammer and the nail)

My prayer for you for today is that you will know how valuable you are and you will see the value of other in the body of Christ. In Jesus Name.

1 Corinthians 12:22
In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary.

The hammer and the nail. There was once a hammer that thought himself to be the greatest tool in the shop. He would hammer all day long about how important he was and that no job could be done without his help. Yes this hammer was a proud hammer. He would marvel at his strength and boast about his gracious curves. He would bang down on the nails and laugh as he smashed them into the wood. One day as he was slamming his weight down on a tiny nail, the nail started to laugh. “What are laughing about” he shouted. “Well …” the nail said “I do not think you are as strong as you say you are” he said smiling. “What do you mean” he said this time in a growling unhappy and very sarcastic voice. “Well, I bet you that you cannot keep these two boards together longer than what I can.” Said the nail, again with a smile “What!” the hammer laughed “Off course I can and I can do it better than anyone” he said with his big hammer head lifted up in pride. “Well then, it is a challenge” Said the nail.

The hammer took two equal slabs of wood and started to try and keep them together as the rest of the tools continued with building the cupboard. The nail smiled as he just stood there keeping his wood bounded by his length. The hammer on the other side struggled, and struggled. He grinded on his teeth as he struggled to keep the wood together and finally he could not hold on any more, and gave up, he fell to the side watching the cupboard fall apart. He could not believe that such a simple job was impossible for him to do. He realised that each tool, no matter how small, played a vital role in the world of carpentry.

You might not be a hammer and you might not even be a nail, but you are most certainly a vital part for God. He made you irreplaceable in your role that you play in this world. Don’t ever think yourself too small or too weak for whatever God allows to come your way. You are designed to succeed against all odds, because you have a loving and all powerful God by your side. I pray that you will be strong when faced with large obstacles, and humble when you overcome them with ease.

Have a great day friend of Jesus.