How We Serve, Part 4: Unity

For You From The Word

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. (John 17:23, NIV)

For You To Think About

Fourth in a series of Birthmothers’ Core Values – the beliefs that drive our service to those who face an unplanned pregnancy

team circle unityThe pro-life movement is diverse. Churches, faith-based organizations, family values organizations, pregnancy care centers, and women’s organizations are just a few of the kinds of partners that maintain a stance in favor of life.

While these groups differ on specifics (advocacy methods, for instance), they are united in one key principle: the need to protect innocent human life.

It is precisely this spirit of unity for which Jesus prayed in His longest recorded intercession on our behalf – His high priestly prayer in John 17.

Beyond the cause of saving lives, in John 17:23 Jesus gives two powerful reasons for pro-life groups to focus on what they have in common with each other:

  • To let the world know that God sent Him
  • To let the world know that God loves them

Ultimately God calls us to partner with like-minded partners in the pro-life cause as a way to glorify Him.

For You To Pray

Heavenly Father,
Unity among Your people is important to You. Show those who stand for life how to work together so that the world might know You sent Jesus and that You love them. Let that spirit of unity begin with me.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

More Devotionals about How We Serve

How We Serve, Part 5: We Offer Adoption

How We Serve, Part 3: We Are Faithful

How We Serve, Part 2: We Build Relationships

How We Serve, Part 1: We Love Without Condition

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