Author: Sarah Rexford
Unity is an interesting word we often ascribe to groups of people or mindsets we desire. Sometimes it feels like an uncommon dream we wish we could all attain.
It’s something people work hard for.
And fight to claim.
But sometimes it is in the difficult, uncommon circumstances where unity is attained.
It’s interesting how disaster brings people together in unity.
Our nation has been brought together the past few weeks as hurricanes bring disaster upon countless people. Many have been left devastated, homeless, and without loved ones. The day-to-day lifestyles of many individuals have been dramatically changed.
Ironically, it is this disaster that has brought a new level of unity to our country.
Old and young have stood shoulder to should, packing hygiene kits to send to those affected by hurricanes.
The usual schedule of life has been altered, as others’ needs are put first.
In essence, humanity has been put first by individuals,
across the nation.
In disaster we have found unity.
The recent devastation has caused us all to work together as we work to bring healing to so many.
Perhaps it is in this that we find part of our calling.
As we follow in the steps of Jesus Christ, consciously or subconsciously, we find ourselves serving, putting others first, and being amazed at the devastating force of nature.
Psalm 19 brings renewed meaning. The heavens do declare the glory of God, and while he is a God of love, the recent occurrences have shown us the force and power of what he has created.
But while creation glorifies God, so do we…as we partner with those affected and unify for the common goal of bringing good to those God created. After all, we all bear the image of the Creator.