Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | June 26, 2017

Very Good

“Now the whole earth had one language and the same words.” Genesis 11:1a

It was the most beautiful sound. One minute we were praising Jesus in English and the next, we were praising Him in Spanish. Even though the words were foreign to my lips it didn’t negate the power of our voices blending together – the  sweetest praise ever.  There are no barriers when hearts are united as one.

Wonder what it will be like in Heaven?  Differences won’t matter.  Color of our skin won’t be an issue.  Wealth or lack thereof won’t get in the way.   Remnants of sin will be erased. Strife, opinions and preferences gone.  We no longer will be outdoing, out-performing or out speaking over others.  Humbly we will bow and worship with one voice praising our God!

Until that day, we remain. Yes, we remain in a fallen world where differences scream loud and barriers rob us of connection.  We miss the beauty and sweetness of oneness for the sake of being proud, arrogant and superior.  Definitely not God’s design for the “very good” He created.

Flip through the pages of Genesis and you will find oneness gone bad.  Impressed with themselves, the people allowed their “no barriers” to foster pride.  Their agenda was pronounced – let’s make a name for ourselves. Their plan was to build a city and high tower with its top reaching into the heavens.  Their goal – if we do this together, we will not be scattered over the face of the earth.  But God was fully aware of their agenda.  Their oneness had become the beginning of their undoing and scattering so God confused their tongues.

Decades have passed since that pivotal moment when we no longer spoke the same language.  And somewhere in the midst of all that, we harbored preferences and divisions.    God’s purpose was to render us humble; the enemy’s agenda was to use it to keep us prideful.  Why?  Because as long as we are divided, we are weak.  When we prefer us over them, we are missing out.  When we choose to pursue our rights, we overlook their rights. Bottom line, we miss the beauty and power of the “very good” God intended.

United as one isn’t just a voice but a living that happens day in and day out. It’s the building of a bridge that ties us all together – God’s creation in perfect harmony. Wonder what our world would be like if we truly believed that “very good” was intended for us all?

“Sweet Jesus help us to embrace our world with love and grace the way You intended.”

 

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

 

 

 

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