Does anyone recognize this? This is what is known as a hub nut. It can be found in the deepest, darkest parts of a washing machine.
This particular hub nut came out of our washing machine. You may or may not be able to tell, but it is pretty beat up.
The hub nut’s job is pretty dull...it assists in keeping the basket in the washing machine in balance. Unless you took a washing machine apart, you probably would never know it was there!
Yet if the hub nut starts to wear out, the washing machine begins to make all kind of noise during the spin cycle: it’s annoying, but it still does the job.
But it also has a negative effect on the other parts of the washing machine. While repairing the washer, the handy, dandy, repair man (Linn Rice), noticed the tub was not sitting right.
Come to find out, the hub nut failing to do it’s job had resulted in the tub bearing split ring splitting in a place it wasn’t supposed to split! So it had to be replaced as well.
This got me to thinking, though. In the church, we all have different jobs to do. Some jobs are the “big, important” jobs and some are “smaller, unimportant” jobs.
You may see yourself as filling one of those “smaller, unimportant” roles. You may think that nobody would even notice if you were gone or if you just stopped performing your role.
Nothing could be further from the truth! YOU are an intricate part of the church. The roles YOU perform are vital to the church operating like she should. YOU and YOUR talents and how you use those talents might seem “smaller,” but they are NOT “unimportant”!
What you do or don’t do has an effect on the whole congregation. You might think nobody knows, but they do. Things just are not right when you are not here.
Most importantly, God knows...so be sure to give Him your very best effort all the time.