1 Corinthians 12 One Body, Many Parts12 The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[a] one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.
14 Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. 15 If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
21 The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!" 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unrepresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
Susan...she's the heart. She shares this mission with my heart. She's always been so special to me, but this trip every year bonds us even closer. We've shared tears, laughter, and prayer. We've sweated together...heck, we've even slept together and spooned. (her with me!!) She belongs on this team and I won't let her think otherwise. Kim shared with me that someone told her toward the end of the week that 'every team needs a Susan.' That made me smile...because I knew it already, I was just happy others noticed it too.
She's not into this for the recognition or the praise. She would never want anyone to bring attention to it as she gives all the praise and glory for all that she has to her Jesus....our Jesus. She's feeding the lambs....
Susan...you are so needed by this team, but more than anything YOU are needed by God to go 'feed His lambs.' No question. I love you and so look forward to our trip every year...our memories, our laughter that we share throughout the year, the planning for the next...I thank God for you in my life...the wisdom you give, the accountability, the friendship and sisterhood. Like so many other people on this team....you are a vital member of God's plan every year...not to be diminished by a lack of medical training or credentials. You and so many others have all you need by being willing to do whatever is needed.
I cherish you and thank you for sharing my heart.