Kingdom Workers Are United

June 15, 2016

  • Kingdom Workers Are – Luff

    I’m standing on a Subway platform in Brooklyn. Coffee in hand, I’m waiting on the Subway to take me to work. I’m tired; it’s been a really long couple of weeks. I’m sure you’ve been there, when life just moves so quickly all around you that you barely have time to catch your breath, let alone breathe. As I stand here, my mind races a million miles a minute as I contemplate the role of unity within the body of Christ and then again in humanity.

    Many times in my life I watched things rise and fall thanks to unity or a lack thereof. In October of 2012, after Hurricane Sandy devastated New York City and the surrounding areas, I experienced what it’s like when an entire city of 8.4 million people unites. I watched as New Yorkers from very walk of life came together for the common good of our city to restore and rebuild: no one person with their own agenda.

    In my career and work as a singer/songwriter, I often write with people who don’t play the same genre as me. Our job as artists and as people to find each other’s strengths and weaknesses and to create with the best each of us brings to the table.

    Experiences of unity have been and are unforgettable in my life. As a child, I grew up in a single parent home, and time and time again, watched how the role of unity held my family together. I was only 4 when my mom took us and left my dad to save our family and if it hadn’t been for a few very special people within our church family who demonstrated unconditional love to my family during a very tumultuous time in our lives, I can only imagine that my years, past and present would have played out very differently. God used his people to be the family that we so desperately needed.

    In 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, Paul writes about how just as the human body had different parts and functions, so do we as human beings operating within the body of Christ. In verse 14 he concludes with, “our bodies don’t have just one part, they have many parts.” What a relief! We don’t all function as a hand or a foot or a knee, but my differences and strengths make me a valuable part of the body. Where I thrive and what I bring to the table should strengthen where you thrive and what you bring to the end of the table. It should help us move as one.

    Our goal as kingdom workers is the same: we want to see our world renewed and lives changed. We want to put the love and grace that we have been given on display. And the best way to do this is united as one because we are together in this.

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