We Have More in Common Than We Think (Devotion)

In today’s world, in today’s society the world wants to separate us.  We separate our laundry not people.  We have all these different ethnic groups.  We are put into categories.  We have whites or Caucasians, blacks, African Americans, Indians or Native Americans.  And I am certainly not trying to offend anyone.  We have democrats vs. republicans, conservatives vs. liberals.   We have all these different labels.   And most recently we have vaccinated vs. unvaccinated.  The world, the Devil wants us to hate each other because we are different.  But God…But God is Love and light and GOD wants us to Love one another.   

And I would argue that instead of being different, we have more in common than what we think.  And I am going to prove that in the time I have allotted with you today, but first let’s pray.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father in Heaven please help me with this message that I am delivering today.  Be with this crumbling world that we live in.  The world wants us to hate each other Dear God, but You want us to love one another.  Help me to show that we have more in common that not.  Be with the so-called leaders of this country and the world and put them on their knees.  I ask that would pray to you asking for your guidance on important decisions they make that affect us all.  Please comfort and heal the people on our prayer chain and I’m sure there all others that have unspoken prayers as well.  Bless this time we have together today, in Jesus name I pray Amen.

Like I said, our nation is divided. The whole world is divided.  We are put in categories.  But I am going to do my best to prove that we have more in common than not.   

Q, have you ever cut yourself, or given blood or had you finger pricked?  Yes, what color is your blood?  Red. 

Manuela you were born in a different country.  You were born in Germany.  Have you ever cut yourself, have you ever given blood, have you had your finger pricked?  What color is your blood?  Red. 

Brother Eddie, you’re from a different state.  You’re from Louisiana.  Half the time I can’t even understand what you’re talking about.  Have you ever given blood, pricked your finger or cut yourself?   What color is your blood?  Red, let the record show that all three stated they have red blood.   

We have something else in common.  We were all created by God in our mother’s womb. 

We have even more than that in common.  We are all going to die.  We are either going to stop breathing or our hearts are going to stop beating, unless of course Jesus comes to gather the church first. 

Let’s go to 1 Thessalonians 4: 14 “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”

When I was 14 my mom passed away, but while she was still here, she told me that Jesus was coming back in my lifetime.  I’m not calling my mom a prophet.  I’m not sure what lead her to tell me that, maybe the Holy Spirit wanted her to tell me that.  You can take that with a grain of salt.  But it sure wouldn’t surprise me if Jesus did return soon. 

Anyway, let’s review, we have more in common than we think.  We all have red blood flowing through our arteries and veins. 

We were all born the same way, created by God in our mothers’ wombs.  We were all born the same way…without any clothes.  And we are going to die the same way or be gathered up to meet Jesus.

I would argue we even have more in common if we would just take the time to talk to one another and get to know each other.

Q:  Do you like to watch football?  What is your favorite team?  Me too 

Manuela:  I love being married to you and I would bet you feel the same way.

Bruce: Do you like to go camping?  Me too

Eddie: Do you love to come worship God with your church family?  Me too. 

See, we have a lot in common!  Don’t let the world divide us into groups of people.  We are one group made by our Heavenly Father.  Let’s spend the time we have left wisely, praising God, and doing God’s will, loving each other shining the light of Jesus Christ around the world, trying to expand the Kingdom of our Father.

Thank you!