Unified in the Spirit
Ephesians 4:2-3 serves as our theme text this coming school year:
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in
love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
The last couple of years’ themes were, “Growing in Grace” and “Rooted in Christ.” This year we are going to take a look at what it means to be “Unified in the Spirit.” This may prove to be the biggest challenge yet.
As I read these verses, I think of some past and present broken relationships that are not showing unity or peacefulness. Do we “make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace?” It seems that our local and world news speaks mostly of the disasters and disunity that exists. How are we to live in peace if what we see on our televisions/computers is about war, strife, and destruction?
As we prepare for another school year under God’s leading, pray about how we can be used to humbly and patiently unify ourselves to each other and to the Holy Spirit.