Fly In Unity

As John recorded one of Jesus’ last prayers on earth, notice the theme He was praying. “… that they all may be one, as You, Father, are one in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe You sent Me … that they may be one just as We are one: I in them and You in Me; that they may be perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent me …” In many of Paul’s letters, he pleads the same thing, unity. We are to be one so the world will believe God sent Jesus. So how are we doing on that? Terrible! What is wrong with humans? I guess they are just human but that’s no excuse. When we accept God’s grace, Jesus’ sacrifice for us, we become His children, one family, one with Him. Yeah, every family bickers over things, but this is more than your earthly family. He gave us a few simple rules to follow, a few steps to follow, nothing all that hard. We are to be “one so that the world may believe.” Let me reiterate that one more time. We are to be one so that the world may believe. That is a major responsibility on our part. Our first priority in all things should be obedience to Him and to put our egos in our back pocket and sit on it. In this messed up world, now more than ever, we need to follow Jesus’ words, “A new commandment I give you, that you love one another, as I have loved you, that you love one another. By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”