The name "Bighorn" perfectly suits these amazing creatures. Males can weigh up to 300 pounds and their massive horns can weigh as much as 30 pounds! Sometimes their horns alone weigh more than all the bones in their entire body! Can you imagine facing off against the Bighorn sheep in a head-to-head battle?
Even though they are huge sheep and have a great way to protect themselves from predators, they still rely on one another. These Sheep protect each other by facing different directions in order to look out for approaching predators. As individuals, they are formidable, but as a group, they are invincible.
As Christians, we are uniquely gifted, yet designed to work together.
1 Cor 12:27
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
Jesus Christ wants us to be part of a community that He is the head of. Just as the Sheep face all directions to watch for approaching attacks, when we are part of a community of believers, we can stand back to back with each other and support each other through life. Our special gifts and talents make us perfect for a specific role, but in order to be effective, we must work together as a whole body, not just its parts. Ask God today to show you how YOU fit perfectly into his family and allow His plan for your place in the whole body to be evident in your life.
Responding in Prayer
Gracious Father who loves me very much, thank you for uniquely creating me for a purpose. At times I may feel like I am just a ‘spare part’ in your creation. Please help me today to know this is not at all true. You have given me amazing talents. I am blessed to be a part of your big picture. Help me to surround myself with people who glorify you, and for all of us to help each other when under attack by the enemy. Please let my life honor you as I find and carry on my role in the Body of Christ.