Romans 12:6-8 “6 Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; 7 if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; 8 or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

Every family has their unique holiday traditions and our family is no exception. Among the many activities we enjoy doing during the Christmas break is family night at the movies.

As part of this annual excursion, we also have a sub-tradition. Tracy and the girls heading towards the exit as soon as the movie ends, while I drag out more slowly watching the credits and listening to the end title.

If you have ever actually sat through the closing credits of a film, you have no doubt realized just how many people it takes to make a single movie. While the actors and director get the lion’s share of the glory, the reality is that there are dozens of jobs and hundreds of people involved in making a movie happen. Without them, the film would never even get off the ground.

The body of Christ is no different. Each person has been given a specific talent and specific calling. From prayer warriors, to ushers, to teachers, to musicians, to singers, to coordinators, to custodians, to small group leaders, to nursery workers, to office administrators, to technicians, to drivers, to lawn care workers, to pastors, to board members, to lay leaders, to kitchen workers, to every other job that needs to be done. No talent or passion is small when it is used for The Lord.