Justin Tucker

LHC Worship Pastor

Psalm 133:1 

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”

Psalm 133:1 paints a beautiful portrait of what it looks like to live in unity.” In a world full of division, this verse serves as a simple, but much needed,  reminder of the beauty and power found in unity.

As we navigate through a heated political climate, it’s easy to give in to the divisive rhetoric that surrounds us. Opinions clash, ideologies collide, and unity often feels like an unattainable ideal. However, Psalm 133:1 invites us to pause and reflect on the goodness and pleasantness that accompany unity.

Unity does not imply uniformity of thought or belief. Rather, it celebrates diversity while fostering harmony and cooperation. It’s about recognizing our shared humanity and choosing to embrace our differences with respect and empathy.

In a politically charged environment, it’s crucial to remember that our identity as children of God transcends any political affiliation or ideology. As believers, our primary allegiance is to the Kingdom of God, where love, compassion, and reconciliation reign supreme.

Embracing unity means actively seeking common ground, listening with humility, and extending grace to those with whom we disagree. It requires us to prioritize relationships over disagreements, recognizing that our shared humanity unites us far more than our differences divide us.

When we choose unity over division, we reflect the heart of God, who desires for His children to live in harmony and love one another as He loves us. Let us heed the words of Psalm 133:1 and strive to dwell in unity, for in doing so, we not only honor God but also experience the richness of community and the blessings that come from walking together in solidarity.