Last week was the week of prayer for Christian unity.
All around the globe churches and groups of churches prayed for greater unity between the various parts of the Christian church.
This happens from the 18th to the 25th of January every year. Here in Horsham Christians met seven times to pray and once for a joint service in eight locations across the town.
Why? Because when you look at the cross you see two bits of wood. The vertical reminds us that Christ died to restore relationship between mankind and God the horizontal is about restored human to human relationships.
When Christians take seriously the unity we have, the gospel of reconciliation is shown to be true and to work.
Here in Horsham there is a growing desire for deeper more authentic relationships among the church leaders.
Here in Horsham the good news is doing new good. The benefits of the unity of the churches in Horsham is visible in things like Horsham Matters, the Debt Advisory Service, Oasis Crisis Pregnancy Service and the Food Bank, to name but a few.
The Bible says that unity results in blessing, here in Horsham we can count them.
The Rev BRIAN WHITE
Minister of Trafalgar Road Baptist Church, Horsham
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