May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another,
in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Today’s verse follows yesterday’s reading very appropriately. When people work together in harmony and good will, on any project, that project is not only more likely to succeed, but those involved will also derive satisfaction and enjoyment from their work and their fellowship. Anyone who has ever worked in a setting in which people are quarreling and opposing each other knows how difficult it can be to get things done.
When we’re in harmony, we’re also in harness with God’s greater good. Whatever we do today, let us remember to live, work, and serve in harmony with others. God will be glorified … and grateful.
©Carol Dean Henn, 2017
Carol Dean Henn of St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, PA