If you’ve ever watched a game of football, then you know the importance and power of unity. A football team who allows its team members to go off on pursuing their own goals is surely the perfect approach to an easy defeat. On the other hand, a football team with a gameplan working together towards the same goal will easily thrive.
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8
Being a team has never been more real than when our Jethro was in the NICU. It was a time of uncertainty. A time where our faith was tested to its limits. We knew however that despite everything, we needed to keep trusting God. We encouraged one another knowing that everything works for our good.
Unity implies a state of harmony. Harmony implies distinct things coming together to form something that is pleasant. The understanding that everything taking place was soon to be part of a bigger picture helped us processes through our thoughts. Our minds would be bombarded with many thoughts and ideas, but ultimately we would find peace in knowing that everything has its time and place. During this time, we needed to come together and be at peace accepting God’s ultimate decision to allow such events to occur.
By being like-minded and loving one another, we were able to experience tremendous peace.