A single rose bloom among many buds
This morning, the Lord awakened me early. As I spent time with Him in prayer, He prompted me to go to the computer. Thinking that I needed to write something on His heart, I instead discovered a surprise that He wanted me to see before I went to work today.
My sweet friend and sister in Christ, Karina, emailed something for me that God laid on her heart, and I am both humbled and honored by this special blessing.
As I read what she wrote, though, I realized that this message is not just for me, but for each of us, as the body of Christ. Just as Karina is not exclusively my friend and sister, she is a sister in Christ to every true follower of His. Although sometimes separated by distance, or have differences based on nationality, race, denomination, etc., if we are truly His, we are intricately connected because of Christ in us. Because of Him, we are one.
I thank you, Karina, for taking the time to share this beautiful, yet powerful message. Those of us who know you through blogging continue to pray for God to equip and strengthen you during this difficult season in your life. May God continue to use you in powerful ways to encourage others and spread the truth of His word.
We Are One
by Karina Susanto
We are apart by thousand miles of distance; we are apart by tunnel of time. We are apart by seasons. We are apart by culture diversity.
We break barriers that divide us along lines of caste, class, gender, race, nation, and age.
We are Community of Christ and we are walking the path together and called as sisters in Christ
We yearn to be together and feel connected by an unbreakable bond, to find a true home.
We also know that we are not alone in Christ
We walk and work together with all those who proclaim the values of Christ.
We are longs to blessed and be blessing, spreading God’s love, joyful and peace to others
We are one in our belief in the worth of every person and the value of every soul in God’s sight
We are called to be a servant of the Lord through the gifts that God given to us
We are one in knowing that we must do, and not only think.
We are one in generosity. We have many ways of giving.
We avoid debates for fear that in winning the argument we will lose each other
We learn to encourage each other, strengthen each other through our adversity
We are one, called to tell others about the gospel.
We sing Him. We pray Him. Live, see, and think Him.
We lift on high the name: Christ Jesus. We testify of Christ Jesus.
We have faith in him. He makes us one.
We are one in Christ
“So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:5
“I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”