How good and pleasant it is
when God’s people live together in unity!
(Psalm 133:1 NIV)
There’s a saying that came to define our common situation during the pandemic: “We’re in this together.” It’s human nature to find comfort in unity. Knowing that we’re not alone does make us feel a little better. But there’s also power in unity. When we’re united, incredible things happen. And as followers of Christ, it’s no different. In today’s Psalm, David expresses a similar joy when he writes about God’s people living together in unity, “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. We seem to be more divided than united these days. Rather than being united by our common faith in Jesus, we’re divided by petty arguments. We’ve forgotten that regardless of denomination, we all share a similar creed. Prior to His death, Jesus, who was One with the Father, prayed for us to become one as well – one with Him and one another:
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” (John 17:20-23)
Remember, we’re in this race together.