And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Colossians 3:14 (NIV)
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Christians all over the world need to be more unified than ever as we come together as a body of Christ to seek God’s help and protection over the people. At times of severe crisis, we can be overwhelmed by emotions of anxiety, fear and despair. God’s love for us compels us to anchor our trust in Him, our fortress and our rock. Our common love for God and for each other binds us as members of the Kingdom family wherever we are, as we pray the same prayer and look to the same Creator to help the world in this dire situation.
Several Christian social media groups and virtual prayer communities were created overnight, across the globe, as believers from diverse background and cultures unify and pray together, uplifting each other during these challenging times. This could only happen when we have Christ’s love that binds us together, no matter where we are from.
God’s commandment to us to love one another spurs many faith-based organizations to collaborate and pool resources to strengthen our abilities to help the most impacted populations. This unity and love in action is a classic example of how powerful love can be in binding believers together to do something great for God’s glory.
Lord, let this reader and I be “All for One”, and, as a result, establish a “love that binds”, especially in days like these.
This is the fourth in the “Love One Another” series of blog posts and is written by Corinne Han-Danforth, Regional Director of Asia Microfinance Institutions with HOPE International, and a PEER Servants volunteer on Team Moldova.