While reading Psalm 133 this morning, I came across this beautiful prayer from Charles Spurgeon. I was so moved by this plea for unity within the body.
O for more of this rare virtue! Not the love which comes and goes, but that which dwells; not that spirit which separates and secludes, but that which dwells together; not that mind which is all for debate and difference, but that which dwells together in unity.
Never shall we know the full power of the anointing till we are of one heart and of one spirit; never will the sacred dew of the Spirit descend in all its fulness till we are perfectly joined together in the same mind; never will the covenanted and commanded blessing come forth from the Lord our God till once again we shall have “one Lord, one faith, one baptism.”
Lord, lead us into this most precious spiritual unity, for thy Son’s sake. Amen.
Our relationship with Jesus leads us into perfect unity. The call of Christ to love the Lord with all our heart and love our neighbor as ourselves (Luke 10:27) is one that leads peaceful relationships (James 3:18).
Could we be a people of unity, peace and joy? The choice is ours. And the enjoyment is for all to share.