What is God saying to you through the Scriptures today?
Unity is so important. Why else would Jesus pray so adamantly for it? It is a part of God’s very nature. Yes, God is three, but he is also one. And that oneness is meant to offer us, and those around us a picture of how life was intended to be. When we live in a vibrant, loving community, we reflect the beauty and the glory of the Three-in-One God. We participate in his Divine nature. We testify to his goodness and his righteousness and invite the world around us to taste it for themselves. “Oh taste and see that the Lord is good.” (Psalm 34:8) Thus, life in community is an invitation to enter into the joy and the gladness of the life that God has within himself. What an invitation!
“What might it mean to live fully and freely in the life of the Trinity, knowing and loving God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as they know and love each other? asked R. Thomas Ashbrook.
Pray for unity and oneness today. Pray for deep, rich, loving, genuine community. Pray that our relationships with each other would be a testimony to those around us about what God is really like. Ask God to show you if there is anyone you are not in harmony with at the moment. Ask him what it might look like to seek reconciliation or forgiveness.
Empathy and understanding is crucial to pursuing peace and reconciliation. Who is one person or group you need to seek better understanding and gain a different perspective? Ask God and take a step.