Apple Trees

I was driving by an apple orchard. I noticed that the trees were very different. Some had tall and straight branches, while others were old and gnarled with twisting limbs. The apple trees were different, but I did see one thing that was the same. All of the trees were producing juicy red apples! The age or appearance of the trees didn’t seem to matter. They were all making fruit.
It is the same in the church. Maybe a man can’t preach a sermon, but his smile can encourage others. Maybe a woman with arthritis can’t stand to sing a song, but her teaching helps others understand God’s Word.
In our Bible verses, Paul talks about the spiritual gifts that God gives to believers. “Something from the Spirit can be seen in each person. The Spirit gives this to each one to help others” (verse 7). Every person in the church may look different, but God has given each one gifts to grow His church.
Use your gifts to serve God today.