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03 / 07 / 08
A Walk in Unity
Ephesians 4: 1 - 8

As I awoke this morning about 6.10 a.m. , I lay in bed quietly. I dozed off again. Then suddenly
came the word for today. The words popped into my head bringing me fully awake.: “Ephesians
4: 1 – 8”. I awakened fully and went to my study in search of my bible. There I read from the
Nelson Study Bible:

“ I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which
you are called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another
in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and
one spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one
baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in you all.

But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore He
says, “When he ascended on high , He led captivity captive and gave gifts to men”.

As I pondered the meaning of this experience and the particular passage of scripture, I reflected on
my various frustrations at work and otherwise and the frequent temptations to be bitter and
despondent. It occurred to me that I pondered, yesterday, walking away from the challenges and
vexations of my current job and engagements. I also remember a choice almost 26 years ago to
“feed the body of men instead of their souls” through my professional engagement as an

My experience this morning is a reminder, I guess, that to each of us there is a calling to be part of
God’s eternal scheme as “the whole of creation waits with eager longing for God to reveals his sons
and daughters”. I am reminded also that “God has no hands except our hands” . As I reflected
further the words of a modern hymn came to me


I’ve a message from the Lord
The Message unto you I’ll give
‘Tis recorded in his word
It is only that you look and live

(Cho ) “Look and live” my brother live

Look to Jesus now and live
‘Tis recorded in his word
It is only that you look and live

I’ve a message full of love

A message, O my friend, for you.
“Tis a message from above
Jesus said it and I know ‘tis true.
Life is offered unto you
Eternal life your soul shall have
If you’ll only look to him
Look to Jesus who alone can save.

I will tell you how I came

To Jesus when he made me whole:
‘Twas believing on his name,
I trusted and He saved my soul.


May the Peace of God which passeth all understanding be yours


Ashley R Cain

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(P.S The balance of this chapter is an excellent elaboration of the way of the disciple.)