I love watching flocks of birds and schools of fish. The way they move in seemingly choreographed unison. It’s as if they simultaneously receive a command–”Turn right”…”Go down”…”Swoop”–and respond as one. I think this is the way Jesus would like his church to operate.
In nature, fish and birds act this way out of self-preservation & fear but I wonder if we could do this out of love. When we cultivate hearts that are receptive to the leading of the Holy Spirit then all our Savior needs to do is whisper and we respond.
“…abide in me and I will abide in you…” (Jn. 15)
“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me…They too will listen to my voice and there shall be one flock…”
May we (Baptist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Lutheran, Catholic…) be so attuned to the whisper of God that we respond in a way that is nothing short of beautiful.
“I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” (Jn. 17.23)