God’s people are a lot like my bike wheels. The closer the spokes get to the hub, the closer they get to each other. God our reconciler draws all people closer to Christ our hub, and the closer we all get to Christ, the closer we get to one another.
My extended family is a wonderful example of what happens when we allow Christ to draw us closer to his grace and to each other. Our family boasts members from Haiti, China, First Nations, Norway and Germany. At my grandchildren’s birthday parties, I see children who came from Europe and Africa and Asia, but now, they’re our neighbours and our friends.
There is still so much reconciliation needed here in Canada and across the whole world. Thank God that our Saviour is still hard at work, drawing us all closer to our God and closer to one another.
Prince of Peace, bring us together through your Spirit and so create the one great family of which you will always be the head. Amen. — BB