All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. Acts 4:32
Today I’m mulling over the extraordinary reality found in this verse and feeling thankful for you, my sweet reading friend. Although we may not have met in person, we can look forward to meeting in heaven someday. I love that hope!
It is extraordinary to me that no matter where we go or how many people we meet, when we discover another believer in Jesus Christ, we feel like we’ve found a sweet BBFF (Big Best Friend Forever). I already feel a kinship with you, even if we never meet on earth. If Christ is our common denominator, then we already have the greatest thing in common: Him!
Have you ever met someone and discovered that he or she is a believer? If so, then surely you remember feeling a sense of camaraderie, of belonging to the same family, a connection that is understandable only to those who share true faith in Christ. That unity grows from God’s promise of spending eternity together with Him. When each of us is following Him in obedience to His Word, we are of one heart and mind. We may be total opposites in personality, height, weight, and interests. We may live across the country from each other. (Right, Sweet Dawn? Angie? Debbie? Marj?) We may go years without meeting again, but if we do, because of our Christ Common Denominator, we can pick up where life left off as believers with one heart and mind. It’s a heart that beats with Christ’s heart for God and others, and a mind that thinks about Christ’s priorities (1 Corinthians 2:16). Apart from Christ this kind of unity does not happen.