Prior to a national or local tragedy there are people happily going about their normal routines, going to work and drawing their top salaries; they feel safe and secure; then a tragedy happens.
During and for a while after the tragedy, unity among people prevailed; they tend to come together from all walks of life, it didn’t matter their race, creed, color, or their nationality; there was an urgency of the hour; they came together in unity.
I believe that’s what the church is about, being a unified body in times as these. Also, there was a time in North American that all power failed; people were trying to find places of security and rest.
Other people were helping them along the streets and highway, bring them into their homes and places of safety; and even though they didn’t have lights they were giving them a place of security.
There is something about a national or local tragedy or when trouble is looming on the horizon that people don’t look at the color of a person’s skin or their status in life; but they look at the situation as a need that they can do something about it, and they help them. At that time, unity prevails and people work together until all is resolved.
How many households are destroyed because visions are not the same, when unity doesn’t prevail? Many times we don’t see things the same. We are individuals, each person have their own personalities, their own attitudes and decisions.
There comes a time to communication, to share, to talk, to feel things out so that we will know what the other person is thinking and they in turn will know what we are thinking and somehow as believers, as humans, as people who are concerned about the life and welfare of others we come together and work things out, we resolve our differences and God is blessed in that.
Prior to verse 35 in St. John, Jesus had ministered to a woman who had been living a sinful life; whoever she could ‘company with or share with’ that’s who she would call her husband; but then she met Jesus!
I believe that when a person meets Jesus and cry out that, “I am saved, sanctified and full of the Holy Spirit,” there should be an air of unity between God’s people.
There should be a direction when we are all going the same way; because we know that our ultimate goal is to one day be in the Heavenly Kingdom. I don’t believe that any of us want to think that there is a “gray area” and none of us want to go to the alternative to Heaven.
God is a unified God. He is the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost; none reacts or move without the other’s knowledge. God is saying to us, “. . . look on the fields; they are already white to harvest . . .” But we need laborers.
As Christians, the body of Christ believers, we must work together to accomplish a certain goal or to reach the area that God would have us to reach.
Jeremiah and the people that worked with him built a wall because there was trouble ensuring all around them. The children were being carted into slavery and their women were being preyed on by the enemy who had free access in and out to them because the wall had broken down.
God spoke to Nehemiah and told him to get up from being the King’s cup bearer; I want you to go and refurbish the wall. Nehemiah didn’t know how long his journey would be, and he didn’t question God, he was willing to go because of the necessity of the work.
Christians, family of believers, because of the state of America as a whole and especially our young people, the necessity for us to help is now. The Time Is Now. We must get busy for God’s Glory.