I remember a time.
before all the crap, all the baggage, all the pain that gets between us all……..
when we just held hands and felt nothing but God.
With lifted hands and eyes full of joy we sang choruses, I remember.
How we loved Him.
And oh how happy we were because we ran smack dab into Heaven and,
for just a moment, we knew what You meant
when You said that You wanted us to be one as You and Your Father were.
Why can’t we do it again?
Why can’t we do it now?
Let’s do it today.
My prayer that we could open our eyes and see, really see each other.
Not just mutter adlib an answer as we walk away
Forgive me when I give your precious words of diamonds and gold
no more than a cursory glance.
Let me not admire them inattentively then cast them aside
like just another pretty stone.
Let me hold your face in my hands and look into your soul
And really see where you have been.
Let me always see Jesus in your eyes.
Let us grab hands and travel this path together.
Both of us together……
All of us together. Side by side.
I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. “I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me. John 17: 20-22
I believe that with everything going on in this world, that we need church unity more than ever before.
Let us hold each other close.
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