“Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow.”—A. W. Tozer
Unity is a theme that is woven throughout the New Testament. Jesus prayed for it. Paul preached that we should strive for it. Yet harmony eludes many congregations.
Perhaps we need to understand that we will become more in tune with each other as we grow closer to Jesus. Our differences will fade as our purposes and desires simultaneously align with those of our Lord.
“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called—one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”—Ephesians 4:3-6