The Little Nail
As the story goes, they built a new church building and people came from far and wide to see it. They admired its beauty! Up on the roof, a little nail heard the people praising everything about the lovely structure except the nail! No one even knew he was there, and he became angry and jealous. 'If I am that insignificant, nobody will miss me if I quit!' So, the nail released its hold, slid down the roof, and fell in the mud. That night it rained and rained, and the wind blew hard! Soon, the shingle that had no nail blew away, and the roof began to leak. The water streaked the walls and the beautiful murals. The plaster began to fall, the carpet was stained, and the pulpit was badly damaged by water. All this because a little nail decided to quit! But what of the nail? While holding the shingle, it was obscure, but it was also useful. Buried in the mud it was just as obscure, but now it was useless and would soon by eaten up by rust! So, we should always remember that every human being is important. Like the nail, you may feel obscure at times, but just like the nail, your absence is felt. When you are not present in other's lives, in some way they hurt. You are each valuable and needed-we need each other!
No matter who you are, you are important in the body of Christ. We all have an important role to play in the body of Christ, a vital part to play in the ministry to make the body complete. And if you don't fill your part, then the body is missing in that area. So, each of us have been placed in the body of Christ to fulfill our duty in the ministry within the body of Christ. Let us not be like the nail. But what Jesus told us in Matthew 5:16, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." That means God will get the glory and not us! We need each other.
Pastor Vernis Wright
- Durham, N.C. - Friday the 24th marked the beginning of the fourth week of living out of a hotel room for many McDougald Terrace residents, and with no end in sight on those hotel stays, members of Merry Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Zebulon, N.C. came out Saturday 1/25/2020 to serve a hot meal to the displaced families.
Rev. Wright's Inspirational Corner
James 1:12 New King James Version (NKJV)
Loving God Under Trials
12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
1848 - Church Founded