Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mrs. Potato Head makes a point

“The body is a unit though it is made up of many parts; and though the parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body. Now you are the body of Christ, and each of you is a part of it.” 1 Corinthians 12: 12-13, 27

People are born with all different talents and gifts (parts) and together we make up one body of Christ, or like today, a Mrs. Potato Head. At our Women’s Getaway Reunion Luncheon (what else, but a baked potato bar) the ladies were greeted by our special guest, Mrs. Potato Head, and were given a body part; eye, ears, nose, mouth, hands, etc. The center piece on each table was a blank Mrs. Potato Head and everyone had to find an empty spot to place their body part. It took many different parts to complete the adorable spud and the results were an endearing metaphor. Mrs. Potato Head illustrated the point that God gives us different talents to serve Him and he needs all of us to complete his church, or His body. This takes the pressure off of having to be Superwoman, but serving Him with whatever gifts he blessed you with.
At today’s event we supplied the potatoes (I had the job of cleaning, stabbing, wrapping and baking eighty taters – that was a first, and yes, they all fit in my oven), and everyone brought a topping. Lunch was yummy and the slideshow was an excellent reminder of why anyone would want to go on a women’s retreat in the first place; peace, friendship and time alone with the Lord.
This afternoon we shared how God is working in our lives and worshipped together, but my favorite part was when Melanie (our leader and the master mind behind the theme) held up a Mrs. Potato head with only one arm, one ear, mouth and hat. She asked everyone, “Who is this?” She answered, “This is our church when you are not here; incomplete. We need all of you”
Yes, Mrs. Potato Head made her point!

1 comment:

-stephanie- said...

I love the point of all the potato head pieces fitting together to make one body. Amen to that.
Funny analogy.