A Jigsaw Puzzle

The body is not made up of
one part but of many.
—1 Corinthians 12:14

I’ve spent many hours enjoying the hospitality of Allen and Mikey Isbell in their Galveston Island home. Their geniality has been a blessing to many.

There is an always work-in-progress jigsaw puzzle on a table in their garden room—hundreds of tiny puzzle pieces scattered across the surface. Guests wander in, pick up one, and try to find where it fits. That small part, in isolation, is meaningless. But when every piece is in place, voilà!

The church is comprised of many members, each occupying a space where no one else fits—like a single piece in a jigsaw puzzle. You are a vital part. The picture isn’t complete without you.

If you’ve seen a jigsaw puzzle—finished except for one lost piece—you know what I mean.

Don’t be a missing piece.

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