So Much In Common

Friday, September 1, 2000

Ephesians 4:4-6 – There is one body and one Spirit — just as you were called to one hope when you were called — one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (NIV)

    Why is it that when two Christians meet, perhaps for the first time, within five minutes they are chatting to each other as if they have been friends for years? It is because they have certain things in common. They share the same Father. They share the same Saviour. They share the same Holy Spirit. They share the same Book. They share the same Future. – Russell Birney

What do we do when we visit a strange place, for example on holiday, and are dismayed that there is no church there of our particular "brand"? Let us not settle for a walk in the woods or a quiet time in the hotel room. Instead, let us seek out people who love Jesus and find out how much and who we have in common.

Prayer: Lord, when we think we're all on our own, lead us to your people and help us to overcome the differences of culture and language, rejoicing in our shared inheritance. Amen.

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