Our denominations, political opinions, or cultural differences don’t prevent us from being the Church God has called us to be, globally. What makes us different from each other should be celebrated, because what truly brings us together are the Person and the principles of Jesus Christ. It’s high time the Church acted like one Body, not just like a crowd that meets on Sunday mornings. When one part of the body hurts, the whole body suffers. When one part of the body is healed, the whole body rejoices. That’s the attitude and the mindset that should drive us, Christians, to move forward together, in godly unity, caring about each other, exposing injustice, and fighting against those who try to oppress and pervert God’s creating, from mankind to nature, and beyond.
I know it seems easier to part the seas (Moses and the Red Sea), or to bring down walls (Joshua and the walls of Jericho), or to face and defeat giants (David and Goliath), but for some reason it feels a lot more difficult to stand united when we need to rebuild things, instead of tearing down things. But we shouldn’t allow this to stop us from rebuilding our world using godly principles and God-given strategies.
The Bible talks about Nehemiah rebuilding the walls, and all it took was someone with a vision and a bunch of “volunteers” who thought the same, saw the same, believed the same, and did the same: together, they did the impossible, and the whole nation rejoiced! “Nehemiah said, ‘Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.’ “Then all the people went away to eat and drink, to send portions of food and to celebrate with great joy, because they now understood the words that had been made known to them,” (Nehemiah 8:7-12).
Each one of us is a history maker. We make history through the actions we take. How we work together will affect the future of the world!