Something that I’ve come to recognize and appreciate much more in recent months we who are children of God are connected together. I don’t mean only the connectivity of communication but the connectivity of family. Let’s take a quick look at four major factors that bind us together:
The most fundamental factor is our shared faith in Jesus Christ. This goes far beyond mere belief. It is a shared acceptance of the fundamentals of our Christian faith. For me, these are expressed in the Apostle’s Creed. Despite denominational and cultural differences, if you are Christian your foundations of faith are not significantly different from mine. This faith is the glue that binds us together.
We are connected through the power of common or shared prayer. No matter where we are on this earth, He hears and responds to our prayers. Like the shield wall of the Roman square, our shared prayer both protects us and gives us strength. Over the past several months, Marty and I have been blanketed in prayer from every corner of the earth. Your prayers have strengthened and guided us. NEVER underestimate the power of prayer.
As Christians we are to obey the Great Commandment. to love one another. While suspicion and hatred divides us, love binds us together. We cannot truly love without being connected.
COMMUNICATION (with the aid of technology)
Because of our shared faith and strengthened by prayer and love, we seek on another. From even the most remote corners of the earth we can come together to share. Today, because of communications technology, we are also able to reach our, to follow the Great Commission by spreading the Good News, sharing our testimonies of faith and love. As an example, our cadre of contributors here are spread all over the world. Together our contributions have reached people in over 200 nations over the past year, many of whom would never hear the Good News otherwise.
Not only are we united through these things giving us the strength in numbers, we can also connect on a more personal basis. If needed or just desired, I can reach out to individuals or small groups on every (inhabited) continent. It is truly amazing.
Connected and united we are a mighty force, led and commanded by our Savior in Chief. I am ever thankful for the universal church.
Alive in The Word