Have you ever pondered a deeper meaning for a somewhat mundane object? Well, I have, and no, I didn't come up with any inventions! (Just this devotional!)
This thought was prompted by a nurse/friend of mine, Lori. Ok, you might be wondering by now what on earth I'm talking about. Here it goes! (I'll try my best to do the symbolism justice!)
A sidewalk has many segments, or pieces, that all combine to lead to one destination. Similarly, the Body of Christ is made up of many individuals. ("Wait! Shes comparing the Church to a sidewalk?!" you might be thinking.) Just bear with me, please! ...I'll even go one step further, and challenge you to not think of this image the next time you walk on a sidewalk! (Which likely won't be very long!)
Furthermore, just as the cement segments all lead somewhere, the members of the Body must work together to lead people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ (or the destination of heaven, which is the end result)!
So, the next time you're strolling casually down the sidewalk, or struggling along its bumps and hills with your walker like me, let your thoughts wander to this devotional. This image. The Church can even be compared to a sidewalk!