Dr. John R. Rice, was once invited to conduct a revival meeting at a Baptist church in Texas. Divisions and strife had broken the heart of the pastor of the church until he had resigned and left.
Dr. Rice came and preached against sin, urged God’s people to clean up their lives, and pleaded with them to make peace with their neighbors. One morning, a woman in the church decided to tell Dr. Rice to stop meddling in their affairs. But her son stopped her and said, “Mother, I know Brother Rice is right. If we Christians do not get right with each other, we can never have a revival. She did not make the call.
In the next service, Dr. Rice called for a time of testimony. With tears streaming down her face, one woman rose to beg forgiveness of another woman with whom she had quarreled. The other woman swiftly rose and came to meet her. They put their arms around one another and wept in the aisle. Confessions came from all parts of the building. The deep moving of God was upon the people as they began to make restitution, ask forgiveness, and seek Christian fellowship again.
That night the little church building was crowded. The Holy Spirit was there. Dozens of people were saved, hundreds of Christians were revived, and people came from miles to fill that little church for the rest of the meeting that lasted four weeks!
Let us love one another.