I’ve been recently thinking about unity.
It was my joy today to host the city pastors for our monthly meeting. I am privileged to be serving alongside such great servants of Christ.
As each one shared what is happening in their own churches it was impossible not to get excited by how much God loves us. Amazing things are happening all across the bay. We all have a sense that the Holy Spirit is breathing new things within us and our churches.
Sometimes we can think unity is evident when we’re all doing the same thing, but actually our unity is found in serving the same God. As God has uniquely called us, gifted us, and placed us, we see how we’re not all the same part, but we are part of the same body. I am so blessed that our church is specifically placed to reach our community, not that we’re better or worse than any other, but that God has called each church to play a vital role in the extension of His Kingdom.
I love my fellow pastors, and rejoice in what God is doing in and through their ministries. I appreciate that sense of a shared destiny we have, and rejoice in the diversity of God’s Family. I love that God is seeking to redeem all people, every nation, every tribe, and every tongue. Not as some homogeneous global community, but as unique, colourful, and individual cultures and communities.
At the same time, God’s hand was on the people in the land of Judah, giving them all one heart to obey the orders of the king and his officials, who were following the word of the LORD. (2 Chronicles 30:12)