This Evening, during this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (18th-25th January), almost 50 people met from across the Churches and Denominations in Sutherland and Easter Ross and one or two from further afield. We met as Christians united in a common faith. We met as part of “a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb” (Rev 7). We met “united in the same mind and the same purpose” (1 Cor 1).
We met because before Jesus died, he prayed to his Father:
I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.John 17:20-23
We met for a Service of Unity. We met for a wonderful service prepared by Churches in the Middle East which centred around the Epiphany. We met to pray and to sing, to listen to Scripture and to music and to reflect on Christian Unity.
A huge thank you to everyone who read, who lead and who joined us in a outward and visible sign of our Unity in Christ.
God bless you all.