Saturday, August 8th, 2015
All Things (Part 22)
Are Meant To Unite
I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me...
John 17:20-23 (NKJV)
Having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth--in Him.
Ephesians 1:9-10 (NKJV)
Perhaps some of you know AMTC's history, which is my history, too: how a New York fashion model met a World War ll fighter pilot, and they wed: how the fashion model once dreamed of becoming an evangelist, and we are. Since we're in the field of entertainment, their union gives us a cool storyline.
Recently, I've been studying more about WWll: how up to 80 million people died as a result, including Hitler's despised and God's beloved, the Jews. Although America helped win the war, we entered late. The crushing defeat of friendly nations didn't move us. 72% of us wanted no involvement.
Only Pearl Harbor's devastation changed our minds. The blow was personal, and it united us. Actors, models and talent for Christ, here's my point:
Heart-wrenching destruction is happening again. From war, sixty million people are refugees. They're fleeing death squads, brutality and torture. From media, even more are sadly misled. They're following mod squads of American stars. For both causes, most of us are apathetic.
Yet here you are, standing up and going out for Who is right. You are Christ's brave, talented and passionate minority. By your leading acts, apathy is blown out of the water. You're like a spiritual Pearl Harbor, uniting our hearts.
Surely, it's better to be moved by positive performers, than to be uprooted by a cataclysmic disaster. This much we know: God will gather into one all things in Christ. Could you be mankind's last, best chance to unite outside of war?
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the All Things series.