So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,
for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
The scripture above reflects the beauty of what it’s like to be adopted into the body through Christ Jesus. We are made equal and unified BECAUSE of Him. Unity is key for the Spirit of God to flow through the body.
When Jesus died on the cross, He removed all barriers. Through the eyes of Christ, we are of no value if the body is dismembered. In order for the power, the love, and the Spirit to flow throughout the body of Christ and the Spirit of God have its way, the arteries of the body must not be blocked by discord, disunity or divisions among us. It is possible for the body of Christ to be unified.
Despite the differences that we may bring, personal backgrounds, worship styles and personal interests, there is a unity we can find in our diversity. For example, take the human body. The human body consists of many different parts, organs, cells and yet produces the same function…LIFE.
As believers, our commonality is Christ. If you are one who struggles with the idea of unity, the best place to start is with the thing connects us. We have the same Savior, Friend, Comforter, Deliverer, Holy Spirit and same God. We can be unified with the help of Christ. Even the God we serve lives in unity. The Trinity is a true example of “three persons” working together for one common goal. The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit function together to redeem the people back to God.
Diversity is variety and division is separation. If God wanted us to be divided He would’ve had no need for Christ. Yes, Christ’s death gave us access to salvation and the ability to spend eternity with the Father but with Christ came the fulfilling of the Kingdom’s vision and agenda; Restoration. Christ came to restore people; His people united under one God.