“The city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width; and he measured the city with the rod, twelve thousand stadia; its length, width, and height are equal? (Revelation 21:16).
In one sense, the size of it does not matter. The proportions are important. In this age, we think that one way or school of thought is more important than another. The Lord is impartial and the ways to the city are equal in His building. Mind you, there is One Lord and Savior, Christ, but think about how we, on earth, mess this up and think our way is the only right way of thinking or doing. It is the Lord who prepares the way for each of us, His way is the right way.
Lord, I too have the infection of sectarian thinking. I think in terms of my way. But the basic truth is there are only those who follow You and those who will not. Regardless of the path of life before my sisters and brothers, help me to live the life You have given me and to do so faithfully, showing others the way. Lead me in Your goodness to know that in You alone do I have hope and a future. Guide me according to Your goodness to live the way You have called me to live.
Lord, help me learn how to be equitable with others as You are equitable with me. Help me to be gracious with all whom I meet as You have been gracious to me. Let equality reign in my heart so that I see others as You see them. In the breadth, width, and depth of Your kingdom, help me to praise You this day for including me in the number of those whom You have called to live by faith. Amen.