One day three people visited the Grand Canyon—an artist, a preacher and a cowboy. As they stood at the edge of the massive canyon and marveled at its expanse, they each responded with a statement of exclamation. The artist cried, “Ah, what a beautiful scene to paint!” The preacher exclaimed, “What a wonderful example of the handiwork of God!” The cowboy mused, “What a terrible place to lose a cow!”
In the church, we all bring our own unique perspective on life. We come from various backgrounds and have different experiences. But God brings us all together in Jesus. Christ is the one thing we have in common and he is the One that we all have agreed to obey. Let’s do our best to minimize our differences of opinion and focus on the truth that we have in common; and that truth is Jesus.
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”—John 17:20-21.