Historic collection of gloves at Textile Center, Terrassa, Spain, Author Kippelboy (CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported)
“All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it” (1 Cor. 12: 27).
The Bible refers to Christians collectively as the Body of Christ. Many have described us as the hands and feet of God, demonstrating His love to the world.
That is an awesome responsibility which, sadly, we do not always fulfill.
Though the analogy does not convey the same sense of unity, we might, also, think of ourselves as God’s gloves. There are baseball gloves, boxing gloves, and hockey gloves; opera gloves and surgical gloves; mittens and gauntlets.
Each pair serves a different purpose. We lay them down, and pick them up, as appropriate. We sometimes set them aside to wash or mend them. God does the same with us.
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