We recently broke a 10 year curse in our community, I call it a curse because, Psalm 133:1 says, “A song of ascents. Of David. How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!” if it is good and pleasant when we dwell in unity then it is bad and awful when we do not.
We are one of two churches in our community, of the same denomination, about 3 miles apart; and our youth ministries have not done anything together in over 10 years (it’s probably longer) until this past Sunday night.
I was at a retirement banquet a few weeks ago and ran into a former intern. She mentioned she had a bunch of clothes that were donated, that need to be washed and sorted. I said, our group was looking for a project. Need meets solution, curse broken. We set a date and our youth groups did a good work to meet the needs of families needing clothes.
This “chance” meeting resulted in a community event which strengthened both our groups. We both said this should not be the last time and I hope it is not, but as with all things, we must make room for it.
What will it take, beyond prayer, to make unity happen? I say beyond prayer because Jesus became a curse for our sakes. The work has been done and it seems the ball is in our court. Maybe the only thing we lack is the resolve to make a decision.
How about you? Is there a “curse” in your town that needs to be broken? Has a “curse” disunity been broken in your city? What will it take to break it?