1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in agreement and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same purpose…
Unity is a difficult thing for humans to maintain. This is especially true when a community of people is under pressure, experiencing anxiety as was true of the early church in Corinth. “Be united in the same mind and the same purpose”.
This is my prayer for the church in our day. The church I lead is making plans to return to worship indoors for the first time in over a year. We were set to go in February but then experienced water damage due to sub-zero temperatures and busted water pipes. That work is expected to be completed in about a month, which means we could be back inside later in May. This is great news for sure. I miss our people terribly.
But the challenge is that things will be different than before. And I expect not everyone will be happy with the changes, necessary as they may be. And so Paul’s words from 1 Corinthians are my own as well.
Lord Jesus, make us one as you are one with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Amen.