“Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.”
– Philippians 2:1,2
When a large group of people are united, there is incredible power to behold. You can accomplish a lot when everyone is on the same page. Do you remember the months following the 9/11 tragedy? There was this incredible unity among Americans that hadn’t been felt in a long time. There was no Democrat or Republican division. Our nation decided to love and support one another. We set our differences aside for one common cause — to pick up the pieces from one of the worst tragedies ever. Maybe you’ve had a moment in your country or culture where all differences were set aside for total unity. It’s amazing how powerful that is!
Unity can also be achieved through language. That’s why Esperanto was created. Esperanto, which was designed to be a universal second language for international communication, was developed by Warsaw-based ophthalmologist, Dr. L.L. Zamenhof. He was motivated by the fact that Europe has so many different languages, given it is relatively the same size as the United States.
Friend, Dr. Zamenhof had this dream in his heart: What if there was a second language we all agreed to learn, and then use that as the language for communication between the whole world? He believed that if he could accomplish this, world peace would be achieved. Even though it was not widely adopted, you have to love a heart like that. The Lord values when we come together in unity and choose to share his goodness, walk in peace, and spread his love.
Father, help me become united in Christ and share his love with others.
Are you a peacemaker? How do you walk in peace?
If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.