There was once a preacher who could not get along with the people at his church. They couldn’t agree on anything, and the situation deteriorated to the point where the preacher decided to leave the church. He accepted a position as a chaplain in a state prison. The next Sunday, he announced to the congregation that he was leaving because Jesus had called him to work at the prison. The worship leader promptly led the church in singing, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”. Then the preacher stood and read his text from John 14:2-3, “…I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”
It is such a blessing to worship and serve in a church where the people get along with one another!
“How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!”—Psalm 133:1.