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There is an obvious difference between these two rock formations that cause them to appear different. I’m not a geologist and I couldn’t tell you why they possess different colors. I can’t tell you why one is more jagged than the other.
However, taken together, these two rock formations possess a greater beauty than if one disappeared. The same truth applies to the Church.
Around the time I took this picture at Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs I had traveled around Tincup, Colorado with a friend. We’re quite different from each other. Gary loves scuba diving, is a night owl, and drives a Chevy truck. I can hardly swim, am a morning person (sort of), and drive a Ford. Yet, we share something important (and it’s not our love of photography). We share a common faith in Jesus Christ.
“Through the peace that ties you together, do your best to maintain the unity that the Spirit gives.” Ephesians 4:3 God’s Word to the Nations
Though there are many differences among Christians, there is one thing that binds us together: the peace we’ve received through the forgiveness of Christ.
Empowered by the unity of the Spirit, instead of our differences dividing us, let’s celebrate our distinctiveness and show the world how beautiful the Christian community can be.
Copyright Douglas P. Brauner