Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!” vs. 1

Psalm 133

The psalmist knew what a lot of people in these divisive days have forgotten. There is nothing better under the sun than to live in peace and unity with those around us. That’s a universal truth that applies to, not only the people of God, but to every other living creature. It’s not unexpected that those who live in a nation as diverse as ours would think differently about a lot of important matters. It would be surprising if we didn’t. We grow up in different household settings and have had a variety of life changing experiences. Along the way we pick up concepts and beliefs that we hold dear and that even direct our behaviors. No wonder we don’t all support the same candidates or political parties! But what is really sad is that sometimes we allow those differences to divide us from those we have come to love and cherish. There is nothing good that can come from the deepening divisions of our times! Thank God that there are communities of faith that have taken the words of the psalmist to heart. These folks understand that life is communal and that nothing can be allowed to destroy the bonds of love that have been knit by the Holy Spirit of God. They’ve learned how to disagree with tenderness and affection and how to resolve every conflict with a kiss and a hug. What a gift!

Thought for the Day: Why don’t kisses and hugs always work?


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