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The Impact of Unity

"Locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks."1

In younger days I trained in Australia's National Service in the Engineer Corps. When constructing bridges over rivers we would use large folding boats that were manned by six oarsmen and one helmsman. When the oarsmen pulled together in harmony we moved along very well. However, it took only one oarsman to be out of sync and our boat would get off course immediately. Until we learned to work in unison there were times we went in circles and a time or two we ran into another boat or into the river bank. With practice we eventually learned to pull together and work as a team. Only then did we get the job done.

Even if stronger people have to slow down a little (which can be difficult for some) to allow weaker ones to keep up, pulling together as a team at home, work and play makes life much more fulfilling and harmonious. It also gets you to where you want to go. Without this we spend lots of energy going in circles.

Working together in harmony and unity is a very valuable lesson we learn from locusts.

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to be a team player at home, at work and at play, and especially in the work you have for me to do as a part of what you are doing in the world today. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."

1. Proverbs 30:27 (NIV).


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