KEY THOT: Jesus prayed for his disciples on the eve of His departure from this world. He prayed specifically for their unity: "keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one" (v.11). Jesus' desire for our unity is not just because it looks good to the world, but because the Godhead itself is Three-Persons-in-Unity. Which means that the reason we as a church must be one is because it is the most God-like characteristic as a schurch. The world is characterized by disunity, disharmony and division. In contrast, the kingdom of God is characterized by unity when they are truly filled with the Spirit. The NT church was one of unity and power: "Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all" (Acts 4:32-33).
Father, help us to become one as You are One in the divine Godhead. May we have one heart and mind as the Father and Son are one, so that we may attract Your presence and power into our midst. Amen.