RE Verse reading–1 Corinthians 12:4-31, Ephesians 4:11-16, 1 Peter 4:10-11 (day seven) “As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” (1 Peter 4:10) When Peter thought of spiritual gifts and the amazing grace he had seen operating in people’s lives since Pentecost, he chose the word “manifold”–poikilos, “many colored”. Perhaps he had in mind how many colors of fish can be hauled up in a net. Old fishermen never die. Maybe he imagined a modern kaleidescope–brilliant colors, endlessly changing shape and pattern. Beautifully true word. When the Spirit of God fills the human soul, He manifests Himself in rich diversity–personality, gifts, assignments, experiences, races, genders, ages. As we gather for worship this morning, I hope you will look around the room and say with wonder, “These people are different from me”. God does not make everyone/anyone the same. There are no copies. We should never expect it, nor be ungrateful.