Jun. 18, 2017

all for One and One for all

Our country is more divided now than it’s been in many, many years. The level of division is unproductive and hurtful to everyone. Our lack of unity is destructive to our country, our witness and our spirits.

As I sat in church today, I closed my eyes and prayerfully listened to the songs being sung. I like to sing. I especially enjoy singing praise songs, but today I made the decision to let others sing while I meditated on each word in every song.

The message was clear. God wants me to work on being less divisive. In fact, I believe God revealed to me that the solution to the divisiveness in our country begins with His own children. Healing begins with us.

I jotted down the following on a piece of paper during the last song. I would like to share it with you. Through the words to many songs, God provided a simple message. He calls His church to unity. 

Under God’s influence, we are called to serve. We are not entitled to being served.

Nobody is more important to God than somebody else. Jesus' purpose was to save the world, which means everybody.

I isn’t in Jesus; “us” is.

Treat every person as we want them to treat us. Think about how we make people feel.

Your actions speak louder than words. What is my life saying to the world? 

Unity is possible. Its probability is dependent on us –  those who claim to be part of Jesus.