Here is the picture of the Christian body. I dare not denounce Jesus to Ice Cream but His calling should be similar. At the very least you would think that when Jesus calls we would all be running. Not to the ice cream truck to receive something, but to whatever it is that God calls us to. You would also expect that His calling is synonymous with others calling. While we may not hear the same notes, same vocals, same chorus, you would expect the same song to be playing. And lastly when God calls, you would also expect that we would be moving to the same place. For ice cream that place is one truck on the street. For the believer it should be ‘one Lord, one faith, one Baptism’ on the path headed toward corporate body unity. Paul says (Ephesians 1:18) that he prays to God for the corporate body in Ephesus that ‘since the eyes of (their) hearts have been enlightened’ they would ‘know what is the hope of His calling.’ God’s hope is central to one point: unity.
Whether you are sandwiched together with a mate and children or the flavor at work, realize that God’s call to the body through Christ is a call to bellow ‘unity’ in word and deed. You begin that call when He is working through you. We demonstrate our understanding of the hope of His calling when we go out of our way to tie ourselves together with our brothers and sisters. In the home, at work, in recreation, in your shifting life’s goals, and then perhaps even Sunday morning the call of God is driving down the streets of our hearts: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism. We understand what we have heard when we hope for the same thing that he had hoped for us.