Yesterday, I had so much fun hanging out with my girl, Ashley Shuell. We prayed for people together, laughed like crazy, encouraged each other in the Lord, preached to a Facebook audience and healed the sick.
But if you were to look at Ashley and I from a worldly view, we would seem unlikely friends. We are of different ethnicities. I’m young. She’s younger. My kids are grown and gone. She is in the thick of parenting young boys. She is a stay at home mom. I work outside the home. We are different as can be except in one area: We both love Jesus!
That is what unites us. Jesus can bring two women with different skin color, different seasons in life, different professions, different childhoods and unite us as sisters. He has given each of us a heart to pastor women, to see people set free to walk in their destiny. And so Ashley and I unite, not around our differences but around our Savior.
This is our Super Power – Unity!
Now this Christian Super Power of Unity, has been on assault since the beginning. So much so that Paul had to write “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28
I wonder if Paul penned this today, would he add there is neither Republican or Democrat, Baptist or Methodist, Pentecostal or Cessation.
My spirit is grieved when I read Facebook posts questioning people’s salvation based upon their political views. The last time I read the Bible, believing and confessing in Jesus Christ was the only requirement for salvation. That should be what unite us.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Christians reclaimed our super power of unity and rallied together around our love for our Savior. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we united to do the work of the kingdom – heal the sick, feed the poor, house the homeless, love the unlovable, preach the gospel – despite our racial, political, or gender differences. Wouldn’t it be sweet if we had more unlikely friendships like mine and Ashley’s as a demonstration of what the Kingdom of Heaven should look like, what heaven actually looks like.
Let us reclaim our Super Power of unity! Let us refuse the lie that all “true” Christians will look like me, worship like me, vote like me. Let us embrace the truth that the Body of Christ is diverse and God loves our diversity and He especially loves when his children get along.
“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” Psalm 133:1 NIV
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