The Variety Of Leaves

If you were to come walk from one end of the property to the other, you'd see dozens of different kinds of trees, each with a different size and shape of leaf. It's fascinating to see how, on these 33 acres, there is such a variety of leaves. But the plants themselves coexist together, each serving their own purpose.

It reminds me of how Paul wrote to the church of Corinth about how a diversity of gifts had been given to the members of the church, but they were all led by the same Spirit.

For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not the body; is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?

But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet one body.

And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those members of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 1 Corinthians 12:14-27

Whatever your leaves looks like today - regardless of their color, size or shape - God has created you as a special part of His body. You are useful, you are needed and you are vitally important in His plan. So spread your leaves up to the sky and give Him praise for creating you just the way you are.


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