Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ's body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
— Romans 12:4-5
When we think of Moses, a lot of things come to mind. We might think of Charlton Heston's portrayal of Moses in The Ten Commandments. We may think of Moses as the great lawgiver or as the man whose personal integrity and godliness kept three million-plus people from full-tilt idolatry. But probably the best thing we could say about him is that he was Moses, the man of God.
Yet the life of Moses is a great paradox. He was a human being, which means that he had flaws, just like the rest of us. He had some serious setbacks and made some gross mistakes. As Bible commentator I. M. Haldeman said of Moses, "He was the child of a slave, and the son of a queen. He was born in a hut, and lived in a palace. . . . He was educated in the court, and dwelt in the desert." One thing we learn from the life of Moses is that God can use anyone.
Have you ever wondered whether God could use someone like you? As believers, we are a part of what the Bible calls the body of Christ. And just as each part of the human body plays an important role, every person in the body of Christ plays an important role as well.
God has called each of us and has gifted us to serve Him. We are told in Romans 12, "Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ's body. . . . In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well" (verses 4, 6).
God wants to use you. We are not all called to do the same thing. But we are all called to do something.