“But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.” (1 Corinthians 12:18)
Preparing. We all do it.
Today, I watched as “the team” prepped Len for surgery. This prepping started at 5:00am and continued for about 90 minutes. (Prior to our arrival at the hospital, Len had his prepping to do. He was required to shower at least three (3) times, from head to toe, in antibacterial body wash!)
Finally, after each team member completed his or her part, Len was rolled into the operating room at 7:31. At this time, all that remained was for him to be positioned and then taped to the operating table. EVERY team member had an assigned part which needed to be accomplished BEFORE the procedure could start.
I was informed by Len’s nurse that surgery finally began at 9:12am. The surgery is scheduled for 690 minutes! That’s 690 minutes from the start time of 9:12am.
Because so much time was spent preparing for this surgery, I started thinking about my time with God just prior to going to church, particularly on Sunday. Below are a few questions I pondered.
As I continue to think about how the surgical team is working together to accomplish a major assignment, I think about our assignment as members of the Body of Christ. We are all called to do something. And, in order to do what we are called to do, we must prepare our hearts. We MUST be in a right relationship with God.
Let's all strive to be faithful team members so that God can do His part!