By Christian Author, Tracy Hill.
Unity—a concept that is greatly desired in this world, but also seemingly elusive when approached through our human effort. This past year has brought the concept and craving for unity to the forefront of our streets, our news, our hearts, and our lives.
I enjoy doing research, so I thought I would check to see how much unity is currently on our minds. I looked at two popular social media platforms and discovered that one has 2.5 million hashtags for the word unity and the other has a whopping 7 million. Apparently, the quest for unity is on the rise.
I also took a minute to look up the definition of unity. Here is what I found:
Unity is not something that can be forced or manufactured by society. The unity we long for and strive for is only truly possible by the love and power of God working in us and among us. The oneness, the harmony and accord, being one in purpose and action—these sound a lot like what the Lord offers to us in His family. God is the One who bridges all our gaps; He tears down walls and builds bridges for us to cross over. Everything that divides us falls away when we acknowledge God as our Creator and recognize that He is the one who breathes life into every single human being on this planet. Each of us has priceless value and worth in His eyes. We are all made in His image and called to reflect His glory.
God is extremely creative—just take a walk outside in nature and witness the diversity in all His creation. He didn’t make the flowers all one color and one scent; the trees vary in their shades of green; the sky reflects a wide spectrum of colors. Though it’s not all exactly the same, all of nature proclaims His glory. God didn’t make all people identical either—that would have been boring. He created a new mold and special details in each one of us. God has given each of us unique features, distinct personalities, different likes and dislikes, talents, skills, gifts, backgrounds, languages, cultures, life experiences, and varying shades of pink, tan, and brown. It becomes obvious as we look at our world today, that these beautiful differences can cause misunderstandings, fear, and harmful assumptions among us.
When we look to God and allow Him to change our perspective of ourselves and each other, that’s when unity can become a reality.
Being in women’s ministry has put me in the position to see this unity come to life. I have met women from various backgrounds, ethnicities, and of a wide range of ages, and I consider them my dearest friends. The most wonderful thing happens when we come together—all our differences fade away and our love for Jesus becomes our great uniter. We see each other as sisters-in-Christ who have the same Heavenly Father; we are all redeemed sinners who have the same Savior; we have the same Holy Spirit dwelling inside us; we have the same faith in Jesus that spurs us on; we have the same hope of Heaven that calls us home. God’s greatest desire is that everyone would receive His Son Jesus as their own personal Savior, join His family, and enjoy unity as He designed it.
Jesus intends for His church to represent Him well by showing what unity can look like—we are meant to love each other in His Name. True unity is wrapped up in the gift and Gospel of Jesus. We get to be the ones who deliver it, and pray that others would receive it! Unity is possible with Jesus!
By, Tracy Hill
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From the Board and Staff at Worthy Women Ministry, we would like to say thank you to Tracy for donating copies of “A Daughter of the King” to the women in Diasozo House.
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Christian Author Tracy Hill donates devotionals to the women living in Worthy Women Ministry’s faith-based transitional house, Diasozo House and shares a word on unity. #unity #womensministryTweet