The supernatural oneness believers share in Christ makes disharmony in the church all the more unthinkable. I spent yesterday in the Kingdom of Cambodia immersed in sweet fellowship among unbelievable diversity in God’s Kingdom, igniting a growing hunger for deeper Christ-intimacy as well as greater unity among Christ-followers in the place I call home.
The day began around the breakfast table with four Christian leaders from the Philippines, all of whom volunteer enormous amounts of time to organize and facilitate distribution of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and discipleship among the poorest of the poor in their homeland. It was not long before tears formed and food was forgotten as they shared story after story of what God is doing in their communities, churches, and families. During lunch, I sat with a sister from southern India on the one hand and a brother from northern India on the other, while listening to accounts of God’s activity in southeast Asia. For two hours in the afternoon I sat mesmerized as Pradeep and Kumar told how God is revitalizing a stagnant church and birthing others throughout the chain of three hundred islands that constitute Fiji. I shared a late evening meal with three precious leaders from Malaysia, whose stories both broke my heart and instilled confidence in what our God is accomplishing in some of the harshest places in the world. Finally, I raised hands and voice as part of a heavenly choir, as we powerfully proclaimed in many languages “How Great is Our God!” May God reunite His Church as He grants revival to His people and combustible passion for unreached peoples to hear the Gospel message.
“Among the gods there is none like you, Lord; no deeds can compare with yours. All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name. For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God” (Psalm 86:8-10).