When I first heard the words wonderfully one, uniquely different, they just filled my heart with joy, because they are rooted in the word of God and are such a great reminder to me of who I am in Christ. At the moment of salvation I was adopted into God’s family (John 1:12) “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
I rejoice in knowing we are Wonderfully One in Jesus (Galatians 3:26) So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.” We are brothers and sisters in Christ. Praise God! I delight in knowing that!! That we are Wonderfully One in him, that we are his children united together with a divine purpose.
We are his Ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20) “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God was making his appeal through us.” As we go through this life we represent another Kingdom (John 18:36), and it is our responsibility to reflect the “official position” of heaven. We are in the world, but not of the world. We are God’s Ambassadors, empowered by the Holy Spirit. We must take the message of our King Jesus to the ends of the earth, imploring men and women everywhere to be reconciled to God.
We are not alone in bringing this message; we are united in purpose with our brothers and sisters in Christ to bring forth the good news of the gospel and to represent him through the way we live our lives and the way we treat one another.Jesus told us, (John 13:35) “By this all people will know you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” The way we love demonstrates who we are. The way we live our lives, the way we love one another, is the first word we speak about the gospel and the transformational power of the cross.
That power was released at the cross to become one in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:14-18 “For he himself (Jesus) is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law and its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.”
Jesus at the cross he not only opened up the door to eternal life for all who believe, but through his death he broke down that dividing wall of hostility to create one new humanity.
Wonderfully One and Uniquely Different.
This is so different from what we see in our nation and in the world. We live in a world where our differences seem to divide us. Society today seems to be determined on trying to define us by our political party or the color of our skin.
But the only definition that really matters is who God says we are. He says we are made in the image of God. And as Christ followers we are brothers and sisters in Christ. God our father wants us to remember we are one in his son. As long as we see ourselves through the lens of a man-made system, we will not be able to fully see ourselves the way our father sees us, equally, uniquely beautiful and equally loved by Him.
Wonderfully One and Uniquely Different
We are (Ephesians 2:19) “Fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household.” We are members of the household of God. We are united, we are brothers and sisters IN CHRIST.
And that dividing wall was torn down at the cross. Jesus said “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
The apostle Paul wrote this to the church, Galatians 5:13-14 “You my brothers and sisters were called to be free. But do not use this freedom to indulge in the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
Let’s remember the words of Jesus, “By this all people will know you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
1 Corinthians 13: 4-5 “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self- seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrong.”
So let’s remember to walk in love and celebrate and rejoice in knowing we are Wonderfully One and Uniquely Different.