ONE IN JOY, ONE IN PAIN, ONE IN LOVE, ONE IN SERVICE AND IN CONSCIOUSNESS ~ Michael Jackson
READ: John 17:20-26 I and My Father are ONE. —John 10:30
My husband is a “numbers” person; I am a
“word” person. When my incompetence with numbers gets the best of me, I
try to boost my ego by reminding Jay that word people are superior
because Jesus called Himself the Word, not the Number.
trying to defend himself, Jay just smiles and goes on about his
business, which consists of much more important things than my silly
Since Jay will not defend himself, I feel compelled to
do so. Although I am right about Jesus being the Word, I am wrong in
saying that He didn’t refer to Himself as a number. One of the most
moving passages of Scripture is Christ’s prayer just before His arrest
and crucifixion. Facing death, Jesus prayed not only for Himself, but
also for His disciples and for us. His most urgent request on our
behalf involved a number: “[I pray] that they all may be one, as You,
Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that
the world may believe that You sent Me” (John 17:21).
who live by the Word, we need to remember that “right words” sound
hollow to the world unless we, being one in Christ, are glorifying God
with one mind and one voice. — Julie Ackerman Link
Make us one, Lord, make us one;
Holy Spirit, make us one.
Let Your love flow so the world will know
We are one in You. —Cymbala
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God calls His children to unity.