Today a neighborly couple delivered a bookshelf to my door. Thanks to a brother assist, soon it stood placed and positioned. I began merrily cleaning off layers of antique warehouse dust, mentally stacking and sorting, picturing all books concisely organized.
After wiping off the shelves I dismayed, there was nothing to hold them up! Such small things they are, those brackets; wholly unseen and pennies purchased. Alas, my bookcase was rendered useless.
Forgive me for the weak analogy but such is life: the unseen support, small donations. The dismissed one who hides in the corner.
…we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love (Ephesians 4:15b-16, NASB).
Does not each joint support the whole? Maybe you are only a nerve ending..? We still support you. We are glad to have you.
Just so you know, tomorrow the lady from the flea market is bringing the unattached brackets. You can implement your own analogy at this point for follow-up points :).