The Insignificant Appendix

The Insignificant Appendix

But in fact, God has arranged the members of the body, every one of them, according to His design – 1 Corinthians 12:18 BSB.

The appendix medically is a useless organ and if it were up to doctors it wouldn’t be included in the body. Medicine believes it has no physiological use and during an operation if found to be normal and not diseased it is removed. We just don’t understand why it was placed there. Every single body organ has a documented function except for the appendix.

In the body of Christ it may sometimes seem like some parts are more important than others, hence the desire to be hearts or brains. Nobody wants to be the appendix and hence the appendices (plural) are overlooked. Philip and Stephen chose to be appendices and we read about them today and nothing about the kidneys and livers during that time.

Creation waits for the revealing of the sons of God (Romans 8:19) to make a stand and do God’s work. It is the appendices that shall be revealed and they shall glorify the Lord. They shall serve him with all humility and dedication, and at that moment every ‘ear’ will claim to be an appendix. Christ when He started His ministry did not choose hearts (Pharisees) but chose appendices (fishermen) to spread the gospel. It is these appendices that spread the good news and became martyrs for God.

Everyone now admires the polished product and forget how the neglected, unwanted appendix used to be. “The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner stone,” Psalm 118:22 NASB.

Creation waits for the revealing of the sons of God (Romans 8:19) to make a stand and do God’s work


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