Made for another world

"If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in the world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." C. S. Lewis

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

All for One

"My prayer for all of them is that they will be one, just as you and I are one, Father - that just as you are in me and I am in you so they will be in us, and the world will believe you sent me." {Jesus' prayer to his Father for his followers.}
"They will be one, just as you and I are one."  How can that be?! Have you ever fathomed unity in the church body that reflects the unity of the Father, Son and Spirit? Unity that is made possible and powered by the union we have with God himself.

I wonder if as church bodies we fall so short of our calling simply because we don't understand it. What will convince the world, our neighbors, our family members of the truth of salvation? "I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are - I in them and you in me, all being perfected into one. Then the world will know that you sent me and will understand that you love them as much as you love me." John 17:22-23

It is not the well thought argument, the tract, or even our good deeds that God intends for us to use to convince the world of his love for them. No, it's his family's unity. And what unifies us, makes us one? Passion for God's glory. 

It brings to mind the Three Musketeer's motto, "All for one and one for all!" If we live in unity "All for One and One for all" we can be assured of victory!

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