Unity is both the process and the goal

“It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion!”

 

When you wake up at the first peek of sunrise from camping on a mountainside, everything is covered with dew. Everything. The dew on Mt. Hermon in Israel appears just the same. Every morning, moisture covers everything around, giving nourishment to the dry thirsty desert. Desert seeds are just waiting to be soaked and softened by the life-giving moisture. Then, because the dew falls, it feeds and sustains life in the driest of regions.

Like dew, unity brings life to the community of God. As dew gives nourishment to life in the dessert, so unity gives nourishment to life within our community. Unity is unbroken completeness, yet unity is both the process and the goal – sanctifying God’s people along the way. The family of God is continually in the process of restoring fellowship with God and becoming one in Christ. This unity always builds up family, the church, and the Kingdom of God. Unity’s purpose brings mission, unity’s heart bring encouragement, and unity’s single-mindedness gives the community fellowship.

Just as the dew falls every morning, God’s mercies fall unceasingly. When the family of God devotes themselves to the unification process they allow the Spirit of the Living God to fall fresh on their community each day. We can let God’s Spirit empower us to accept one another, serve one another and bear one another’s burdens. Every Christ follower can honor one another, be devoted to one another, and encourage one another all the time.  Read through this list of “One Another” commands throughout the New Testament. Choose one to do for someone in your life today.

By Donna Burns

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