For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.
We have so much fun discovering the gifts of our children. Since they are God-given and not learned, some may appear at an early age. My oldest child, Jen, was able to read when she was 3 years old and loved drawing and getting lost in books. My middle child, Rebecca, could speak in full sentences by the time she was 18 months and loved to be outdoors. My youngest, Sam, knew his colors early in his 3’s. Jen is an excellent writer and illustrator, and uses those gifts in marketing. Rebecca has never stopped talking and uses her communication skills to get state funding for her state park as a wildlife biologist. Sam uses his abstract thinking skills as an engineer. My children are all using the gifts that God gave them, and they all love their jobs.
God gave us different gifts and ideas, just like he gave us different body parts, because he formed each of us for a different purpose. But just as our different body parts work as one body, God wants all Christians to form one body. He doesn’t want us to work isolated from one another — separated by religion into Catholics, Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists, Lutherans, etc. He wants us to be one body of Christians, belonging to each other, believing that Jesus is the Son of God and that he died on the cross to take away our sins and was resurrected into heaven three days later. All Christians believe these fundamentals, and we should agree to disagree on the less important issues and belong to each other and love one another.