To: Citizens of heaven living on fallen planet Earth
Another year, another day, another moment remembering who we are and why we’re here.
My job is to give you a dose of reality to settle your soul in Christ while you walk through your current circumstances. You may be enjoying a mountain-top reprieve or enduring your darkest valley yet. In either case, you are walking through an appointed circumstance. Obviously, we have all experienced the chaos, tribulation and pain of living on this fallen planet. So wherever you are in your journey, remember that we are all in this together!
Because we will be encountering circumstances for the rest of our days here while being conformed to the image of Christ, we might as well learn how to navigate the inevitable valleys successfully.
And together is the way to navigate them successfully because the body of Christ was designed to operate in the bond of unity which is Christ. Let’s keep that word together in mind.
Behold, How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
1 Corinthians 12:12
For just as the body is a unity and yet has many parts, and all the parts, though many, form [only] one body, so it is with Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
May grace (God’s unmerited favor) and spiritual peace [which means peace with God and harmony, unity, and undisturbedness] be yours from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
For He is [Himself] our peace (our bond of unity and harmony). He has made us both [Jew and Gentile] one [body], and has broken down (destroyed, abolished) the hostile dividing wall between us…