May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
~ Romans 15:5 - 6
Peace and harmony are two words that we often think of when we describe the Kingdom of God. For some reason, we seem to have lost the ability to believe that these are possible in the world today.
Just as we are to be the visible presence of the living Christ in the world today, similarly, we are the instruments of creating peace and harmony.
In a world so hungry for healing, forgiveness, reconciliation, and most of all, unconditional love, we must also consider peace and harmony.
Whenever we feed the hungry, visit those who are lonely, provide clothing for those who have been rejected, while striving to unite and bring peace to those who are divided, we provide a glimpse of what peace and harmony can look like.
If we are to be the bearers of peace and harmony to the world, we should remember that we are not alone. Christ is always with us.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.