There is a beautiful scene on my drive home, growing in the corner of someone’s yard. The trees are radiant in color. Bright yellow, oranges, burgundy, green and brown together combine in a perfection only God could create. I wanted to stop and take a picture, but the traffic behind me would fail to appreciate my desire the capture God’s beauty. As I drove past, I thought it wasn’t a single color that created the beauty. A lone leaf or color didn’t create the splendor. Only in the individual uniqueness of the leaves combined together did the beauty come.
So it is in life. It is when God’s people stand in their own uniqueness and work together that the beauty of His creation in man is seen. So often we want to mirror the gifts and talents of others. We compare our weakest moments with the highlight reels of those around us, all the while failing to walk in the uniqueness God designed us for. We fail to fill our individual role because we don’t see it as important as glamorous as the role someone else is playing. On the stage of life, even the leading role can only be seen if the tiny stage light is shining.
He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. Ephesians 4:16 NLT
The health, growth, and love of Christ’s body – the beauty of His creation, is dependent on each part of His body doing their part. It is when we work together in unity that the world can appreciate the beauty of what He has created. We were designed to fit together perfectly. As each person allows their unique beauty to shine, it will not only highlight others’ gifts in the kingdom it will also help each part grow in their uniqueness.