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Community in Action Week 1- Day 3

Lynn Bettes Community in Action Devotional

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!” Psalm 133:1

Many of us have forgotten about the potential unity with our family in Christ.

Since this Psalm is a Song of Ascent, this was likely referring to the fellow Israelite pilgrims who was gathered back in Jerusalem, now living at peace with one another. Since many of us have never, nor will ever be exiled from our “homeland” it may be difficult to conjure up the feelings of elation with peaceable return to this kind of normalcy.

However, most of us have likely experienced what it feels like to have once “dwelt in peace” with a family member in the Lord, where that peace and unity no longer exists. It can be a very painful feeling that feels almost impossible to regain.

Praise God that with Him, all things are possible! Seek the pleasant unity again in your life with a family member in Christ or a friend that you’ve lost along the way. Jesus’ hope for us is that we would be one just as He and the Father are one. So, don’t forget that Jesus Christ is on your side if you are seeking unity for His sake!

Father, thank You for giving us Jesus as the head of our body. Thank You for reconciling sinful humanity back to a holy God, which is further away than any earthly relationship has ever been. We repent of the seeds of discord that we have sown in our thoughts, words, and ways. Restoration is possible in Your name! Amen.

John 17