Beautiful Feet

Beautiful Feet

11 How beautiful on the mountain are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

Isaiah 52:7

As we enter into the month of March, we will be looking at Personal Ministries, or in other words, the mission that God has given to us individually. We are all important and carry a great responsibility. The Bible says, “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” 1 Corinthians 12:7. We all carry the Holy Spirit within our hearts and with that power and a mission to accomplish.

Those that believe in evolution, use vestigial organs, as proof or support for the theory. Vestigial organs and parts of the body that no longer have use or function. Tonsils and our appendix used to be considered vestigial organs that is until we began to learn that they do in fact still carry importance. The appendix is connected with the immune system, specifically the lymphoid tissue.

In humans, the appendix also harbors a layer of helpful gut bacteria—a fact discovered by scientists at Duke University. In a 2007 paper, they proposed that it serves as a “safe house” to preserve these microbes, so that when the gut microbiome is hit hard by illness, we can replenish it with good guys holed up in the appendix.

As for our tonsils, a study done on 1.2 million Danish Children had the following results:

Over a follow-up period of 10 to 30 years, the 5 percent or so who had one or both sets of organs extracted before age nine were found to have a twofold to threefold higher rate of upper respiratory diseases and higher rates of allergies and asthma.

The more we study, the more we learn that there actually are fewer and fewer and probably no vestigial organs in our bodies. God made us whole, complete and perfect.

The same is true for the church. There are no vestigial members in churches. There are no members who have no purpose. We are all unique and special and because of that have a unique and special purpose within the church.

Find what your purpose is and help in creating a healthy growing church.

God bless,

Pr. Steven Couto