Pinkies are particularly powerful parts of your person. Try saying that seven times! I recently had my very first surgery. My pinkie was injured a few months ago while playing basketball. I thought it was a serious finger jam, but two months later I was still in pain. An x-ray revealed the problem, a serious dislocation. Since it had been dislocated for over two months, it was beyond normal repair. They knocked me out, fused some joints together, and put a pin into the end of my pinkie. What fun!
This whole ordeal made me realize the power of the pinkie. A pinkie is an important part of the hand. It is hard to imagine having a hand with only four fingers. The pinkie helps you make a fist, throw a ball, and write, for instance. Though it is important, we tend to take it for granted. When is the last time you looked at your pinkie and thought, “Wow I am so glad I have a pinkie?” You never think about it until it is injured. It is small and way under appreciated. I now appreciate my precious pinkies.
Life is full of spiritual lessons, even pinkie surgeries. What can we learn from these tiny digits? The apostle Paul describes the church as a body. He writes, in 1 Corinthians 12:12, “For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.” Just like a human body, a church is made up of different parts. Like a body, we rely upon one another and must stay united as one.
Some in the church are heads, shoulders, knee caps, and elbows. Some are pinkies. You may seem small or weak. Your service to the Lord may not be visible to all. You may not have a title or serve on a committee. People may overlook you and even take you for granted. You are needed. You are an important part in your church. You play a larger role than you realize. Sorry you have been taken for granted. Thanks for all you do. Here’s to “Pinkie Power!”