Jesus Brings Us All Together

Dick Nieusma, Jr.

READ : Ephesians 2:14-18

David Kijo came from Tanzania to study graduate theology in Seoul, Korea. We invited him to come to our hospital for free dental treatment, and we asked him to tell about needs in his home country. One morning while David was participating in worship at the hospital, he touched us by sharing an experience he had in Seoul.

He was waiting for a bus back to his dormitory when two girls tried to pull him away. He was surprised to find that they wanted him to go into a “blood-mobile.” He followed them and prepared to give some blood. While lying there he began to think of how his blood-from a black African-would soon be giving new life to an Asiatic Korean. Then he thought of how beautiful it is that Jesus’ blood gives new life to people of all races and backgrounds and makes us all one in him.

The young church in Ephesus needed to understand this same truth, that Christ our peace had made Jews and Gentiles one and had destroyed the dividing wall of hostility. Let us also rejoice in this truth and make it a reality in our churches today.

PRAYER

Lord Jesus, thank you for shedding your blood for me and for the whole world. Help me to joyfully experience the oneness this gives me with all the different kinds of people in your family. Amen.