Sunday, April 23, 2023

Psalm 133:1

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!

Scripture Insights

We often use the terms “God’s people” and “the family of God” interchangeably when we talk about Christ’s church. We talk about our brothers and sisters in Christ. As most of us know, getting biological siblings to live together in unity is challenging. There are disagreements about who gets the biggest room, what to have for dinner, and of course which child is the favorite. What’s especially concerning is that, as siblings age, they don’t always grow up. Experience has taught us that it’s possible to grow up physically without maturing relationally.

The good news is, as our faith matures, it’s possible to have unity without unanimity. John Wesley put it well when he wrote, “Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike?” Unity, in the context of community, is the visible sign of a maturing faith and church. No wonder the psalmist declares, “how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”

Today’s Prayer

Father, bless us with a truly maturing faith. May we be a visible sign of your in- breaking kingdom’s advancing. Unite our hearts together in an unbreakable bond of partnership and love as we serve together.

Prayer Journal Reflections

Reflect on the unity of the church in Canada and the United States.

—Dale Schaeffer
District Superintendent, Florida

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