By, Tim Irving – Evangelism Team

What’s the first thing that comes to mind about being a shepherd? Dirty, stinky, smelly, lonely, boring, but probably not oh man what a great learning experience. But what did Moses do for forty years before he was ready to lead God’s people? What did David do through his youth to prepare him to be king? And what did Jesus choose to liken Himself? The Good Shepherd! The Shepherd that leads His sheep by still waters, restores their souls, fills their wants. The Shepherd that willingly, out of love, lays down His life for His sheep. The Shepherd that wants all His sheep to be one flock, together in unity. In His final hours, one of His last prayers was for the future unity of all believers. If Jesus is your Savior, it doesn’t matter if you’re from Asia, Africa, the Americas, or Europe, we are one flock, we are His sheep, we are brothers and sisters. The words of the world and the devil are aimed at causing division, and obviously they are succeeding in our country, but that should never be the case in the flock of God! We have one Father, one Savior, one Spirit. We may not all worship quite the same or totally agree on all doctrinal issues, but if you claim the name of Jesus, we are one! Instead of finding petty differences, find what motivates your passion for the Lord and do it! Everyone’s passion isn’t the same, everyone’s talents aren’t the same, and that’s a good thing. So pray about what the Lord has laid on your heart, not what He hasn’t on someone else’s, and pray for Him to help you accomplish it. Pray for unity among believers! Just imagine what the world would be like if all the Christians worked together! Whoa!