“Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”
I wonder what David was thinking when he wrote this psalm. Was he looking out over the city of Jerusalem one afternoon from his rooftop and watching all the people moving about. Did he see all the diversity of people that walked the streets or the myriad of cultures that had come to trade their wares and goods? Did he look out over all the people and think how wonderful it would be if people could live together in unity, even those in his own community?
David was a man of war, and men of war realize the waste and pain that wars cost, did he wish that there were no more wars no more pain. We can only speculate as to what was going through his mind at the time of this writing, but what we can glean is that his prayer was that people would live in unity with one another.
In our nation where division is being highlighted, even extolled, weather it be between colors of skin or colors of clothing and uniforms we as Christians are to be the healers, the reconcilers, the bringers of peace.
For us in our present time, that seems to be a pipe dream, something that is unattainable, and yet that is our mission in life. Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:19 that we have been given the ministry of reconciliation. That means that we are to be reconciling people to Jesus first and foremost, and to each other. This is a great call to a great generation at a great time in history, my question is, will you answer that call today? My prayer is that every one of us will seize the opportunities that God puts in front of us to be reconcilers, first and foremost to Jesus Christ and then to each other.