According to Merriam-Webster unity can be defined as:
the quality or state of not being multiple : oneness
a condition of harmony : accord
the quality or state of being made one : unification
How important is it to have unity that exists within the church today? It is critical for members to use this characteristic in order to be the example that Christ has given to us. In Ephesians 2:11-18 it talks about a wall in the Temple and that Gentiles could only go so far and there was an actual sign on the wall that stated if they went beyond that point, they could be put to death. That wall has been torn down because Jesus laid it all down at the cross. We’re all the same due to sin unfortunately, but Jesus redeems us, now we all have access to God. What walls do we create or exist within the church today? We come from different places, cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicities. There is a text in Hebrews chapter 4 that says let us come boldly to the throne of grace, to come to the very presence of God to find grace and mercy to help us in our time of need. So, part of recognizing that Christ wants to bring us all into oneness will require what to happen? We must break down those barriers. Collectively, we must stay focused in the one message, the one mission, and be focused on what that one faith is, in the one Christ who is our one savior! We are all made equal at the foot of cross and it is through Christ’s love that we are to achieve oneness as a body for he is our cornerstone and foundation. Jesus is so hopelessly and helplessly in love with us that he desires to have that closeness in a relationship with us and for us to follow Him, it is there for our taking. Come together as a unified church body and allow Him to work through you in order to reach those who may not know Him and touch their hearts and minds; to want to know more and develop a relationship with Him.
In closing, keep this scripture in mind as you go through your week:
“For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.”
May God Bless us all!!!