Only One who can make us one

OIP-13

One love

One blood

One life

You got to do what you should

One life

With each other

Sisters and my brothers

One life

But we’re not the same

We get to carry each other, carry each other

One, one

One, one

One

One love, one life

            – U2

Once again, the prophet, Bono nails it. The only answer to division, inequity, enmity, and strife comes in being one, and there is only One who can make us one and that is Jesus.

The scripture says that when Jesus comes into our life we become one with the body of Christ. All believers are drawn in together. Our hearts are knit as one. It matters not what we are or were, we are one with each other in the body. It’s a work of God on the inside. We can’t do it by ourselves. It’s a change of heart. And though we are not the same, we are one, and we get to carry each other and be carried because of it.

“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you are called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:4-6)

One.

The body of Christ obliterates history; it overcomes everything — hurt, shame, jealousy, fear, intimidation, pride, superiority, and conflict. Because in Christ, we all become one. It’s the only answer that really works.

Only One can make us one.

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3 Responses to Only One who can make us one

  1. Mark D Seguin says:

    Absolutely loved reading Today’s Catch!

  2. Mark says:

    Good word, totally in agreement. My struggle with the most recent turmoil is this. I don’t know how to effectively communicate that ALL men, women and children of ALL races and religions are made in the image of the Living God and therefore have equal intrinsic value. It has become unacceptable to verbalize that now. Any ideas besides prayerfully plowing ahead in love?
    Many things are easier said than done. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Just seeking wisdom regarding that.

  3. Sandie says:

    Mark – somebody has to say it, but more important, you’d better be living it before you say it. There is too much ‘us’ and ‘them.’ We have to turn it into ‘we.’

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