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The Body

Jan 21, 2022

I learned this week that a dear friend that I produced numerous plays with had fallen while ice skating and broke both of her elbows. Yikes! Poor Carol is trying to figure out how to function in this condition. Thankfully, she has a wonderful husband who is helping her with all the tasks we do on a daily basis and just take for granted that we can easily accomplish. 

Her situation reminded me of a friend who in grade eight needed surgery on both knees. His surgeon told him to just use the school elevator when he returned with two full-length casts on his legs. He got to school and then realized that we didn’t have an elevator! We got a good laugh out of that one as mature 12 year olds. Even today, it made me smile. You can’t climb the stairs without knees that bend!

This got me to thinking about how God created our bodies, complete with bendable elbows and knees! God, in His infinite wisdom, created every living thing just the way it is supposed to be. Take a moment to think about just how miraculous our bodies are with all the intricacies that God put into place that allow us to sit, walk, eat, talk, pick up things…..When one part of the body hurts or doesn’t work correctly, the whole body suffers.

The Bible refers to the Church as the Body of Christ. In Romans chapter 12, the Apostle Paul explains that “each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” He goes on to explain that we are all given different gifts and that none is better than another is, but we are to use these gifts to serve each other. 

I am so glad that at ICSV we are all gifted differently. That’s why everything runs so smoothly. I want to give a shout out to Ada Wiisanen, our Office Manager, and Rebecca Johnstone, our Elementary Assistant, who are using their organizational skills to take on the huge task of testing our students with three tests a week and keeping track of all the results. Once we receive results, there are numerous reports that need to be assembled and communicated to the Departments of Health and Education. Ada and Rebecca faithfully complete these duties on top of their regular jobs. Thank you, Ada, Rebecca, and everyone else who chips in to keep our school community safe and healthy! Thank you, all, for using your gifts to bless us. I’m so glad that you are part of the Body of Christ!

Because of His Faithfulness,
Dr. Sharon Brobst, Director