Day 97 - John 17:20-23
Points to Ponder:
1. What does Jesus desire for his disciples and for all who would and will believe in him?
2. How deep is that unity? What is it like?
May they all be one, as you, Father are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us, so that the world may know that you sent me. John 17:21
Father, strengthen and deepen the unity of your church. Make it just like the unity that you share with your Son. I can hardly imagine how tight, deep, and synchronized the unity that you share with your Son is. How your thoughts completely align. How your beliefs and characteristics are in total synchronization. You share completely in everything – your goals, your desires, your characteristics, your motives, your works. They are all united fully. Strengthen and deepen the unity of your church. We are all unique and different, made that way by you. Yet, we are all one! By faith in you, we share a unity that goes beyond the differences and uniqueness. Remove all false doctrine and teaching from church so that we all stand together and confess the truth together. I pray, dear Father, bring the church to united confession in all that your Word clearly teaches. Give us a full and complete unity in mission too. Align your church in confession and in mission, dear Father, with your Word and your mission. Yes, Lord, strengthen and deepen the unity of your church. Make it just like the unity that you share with your Son. Amen.