Over two billion people live on this planet. Lord, You created us all different! Sometimes it seems as though it would have been easier if we didn’t have differing opinions or ideas or conflicting backgrounds and personalities.But You chose to bring us together in a different way—through You, Jesus.
In his letter to the Romans, Paul unpacked Your amazing gospel message. At the end, he drove the point of it all home: glorify You, God, with one mind and voice. Your truth tells me,
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 15:5–6 NIV).
Paul declares that our unity in You bonds Your followers together in the same forgiveness and grace. Color, gender, age, and socioeconomic status only add beauty and diversity at the foot of Your cross. Filled with Your Spirit and understanding Your beauty in one another, we are free to speak in unity Your language of love and redemption to others. Through our unity with one another the world will see You and Your glorious love.