“May our dependably steady and warmly personal God develop maturity in you so that you get along with each other as well as Jesus gets along with us all. Then we’ll be a choir—not our voices only, but our very lives singing in harmony in a stunning anthem to the God and Father of our Master Jesus!” Romans 15:5-6 TM
There is nothing that unites better than a relationship with Christ. I have been in many different countries, some even speaking different languages, and I love how easy it is to connect with people solely because of our unity in Christ.
It is a beautiful thing to come together in our faith, and forget about our differences, and worship together. We are all God’s creation, and we were made to worship. When you worship the Lord, you’re not thinking about your differences, you are focused on the One who made us all.
Maybe instead of focusing on our differences, let’s unite under the supreme cause that our God loves us despite our mistakes. I want to point out that I am not just saying that you should focus just on your own relationship with Christ, although that is vitally important; it was never meant to be the sole thing. We were not only made to worship, but we were made to worship together.
I realize that our current circumstances make worshiping together a challenge, but even though it looks different, it doesn’t mean it’s any less important. You may have to get creative. You may have to put in a little more effort to make it happen. You may have to have worship over Zoom with friends. You might even have to pick up the phone. Regardless of the format, have intentional conversation with others about the Lord and worship Him together.
“So reach out and welcome one another to God’s glory. Jesus did it; now you do it!” vs 7