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The “Pinky Fingers” of the Church

Hand sign showing little finger waiting for another to hook little finger together that meaning of promise and meaning asking for reconciled to someone.

Have you ever thought about how important your little finger is? Your pinky finger actually does a lot more than you think.

According to medical professionals, losing your pinky could mean losing up to fifty percent of your hand strength.  While your thumb, index finger and middle finger do most of the intricate work, your pinky teams up with your ring finger to provide power to the hand.

Who would have thought that your little finger was so important?

In the body of Christ, we have “pinky finger” members as well.  They may see themselves as not important, since they are not able to sing, preach, teach, or administrate.

But every member is important in Christ’s body. In fact, many times it is these “pinky finger” members that provide strength to the church just by being there.

They are the ones that provide encouragement through a hug or comforting word. Or they might be the ones who do the “dirty work” of cleaning and taking care of the church property.

1Corinthians 12:22 says: 

Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:

The truth is that all believers have spiritual gifts that they can use to build up the body of Christ.  It doesn’t matter how small you may think your gifts are—God’s church needs all the “pinky finger” members to do their part.

About the Author
Ross Fichter has been a pastor since 2007, founding a church in West Michigan, and now ministering to the congregation of Bunker Hill Community Church in Center Township in western Pennsylvania. Pastor Ross loves to teach and discuss the Word of God for the building up of the saints and helping us all become more effective in ministry as the ambassadors of Christ.