Unity: It Has Truly Been An Ointment Of Healing To My Soul.


David wrote in Psalms 133:

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments…for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.”

Recently unity was the subject of a Sunday lesson in church. I was reminded of how I felt working for so many years with men in  priesthood callings who otherwise, as a group, might not be the closest of friends. Despite our differences, we had the spreading of the gospel in common and therefore became as close as real brothers.

Over a decade ago I wrote in my personal journal:

“…we have various backgrounds and professions. We have very distinct personalities, however, with all our differences we are all very much alike in that we love the gospel, have testimonies and are committed to doing our best to build up the kingdom…I love these men and feel so blessed to be called to work together with them. I am happy to be a part of this glorious work…”

Working to further the work of the Lord is a glorious blessing made all the better when we are united with our brothers and sisters of the gospel.  Nothing else could forge such a strong friendship. It is not only an amazing aspect of the gospel, but a tremendous blessing to those who form such relationships.  While I have spent countless hours in church service, I can never repay the Lord for the unlimited blessings my life has received by associating with such fine men and women.

The intimacy of it all, as described by David, truly has been an ointment of healing to my soul.  Yes, associations  brazed in fire and sealed by the power of the spirit of God are friendships that last, and bring life forevermore.

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