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March 19, 2021
By David Freberg

Diversity in the Body

Each sport requires a different set of skills.  Basketball requires dribbling and shooting. Volleyball requires bumping, setting, and spiking, which is about all I know about volleyball.  Track requires the ability to run and throw some sort of object.  Archery requires a steady aim and precision.  All of these sports require most or all of the players to have the same basic skills.

Football is the ultimate team sport.  Each position requires a unique set of skills. Quarterbacks throw the ball, linemen protect the player with the ball, running backs rush and catch the ball, receivers catch the ball and might block if the coaches yell at them enough.  On the defensive side of the ball, defensive lineman tackle the running backs and quarterback, linebackers take these same players and defend them against the pass, defensive backs defend against the pass and tackle the ball carrier if the coach yells at them enough.  Then there are the special teams players.  Punters punt the ball, and kickers kick field goals, extra points and kick off.

If you are a good coach, you play to your players’ strengths.  You would not have a lineman run a pass-route, you would not ask a defensive back to go up against an offensive lineman to get to the quarterback.  1 Corinthians 12:14-31 talks about the body and the diversity that is exhibited; hands and eyes and ears and feet all have a different function, but they work together to get some great things accomplished

Faith Christian School is a great example of that type of diversity.  Talk to a preschool teacher and you will hear that they wouldn’t want to teach  high school students.  High school teachers typically wouldn’t want to teach 2nd grade.  Elementary teachers probably would not want to be a middle school teacher. Not many teachers would want to be an administrator.  There are also many parents that bring their gifts and talents to make Faith a better school.  All these positions are important, and each person is in the position that God has called her or him to.

We all have gifts that God has given us.  I am thankful for all the gifts that are represented at Faith Christian School in the teaching ranks and with all of our parents.  I want to thank you for using your gifts and talents here.  We are all better because of you.