“Locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks.” (Proverbs 30:27, NIV)
Have you ever seen a swarm of locusts?
Despite their diminutive size and their status as pests, the locusts receive honourable mention in the Bible. What is it about these small insects that merits such an honour?
In “Doing Church As A Team”, Pastor Wayne Cordeiro described it this way, “The swarm moves in uncanny ways. It appears as a dark, writhing cloud, moving steadily and posing a serious threat to every blade of grass and patch of green in its path. Even given the advantages of modern technology, farmers remain largely helpless to prevent locusts from devastating their crops. Locusts are among the smallest of creatures, but they become a mighty force when then move en masse.”
Church, that’s the power of advancing together – the power of alignment.
In Ecclesiastes 4:9, God tells us, “Two people are better than one, because they get more done by working together” (NCV). When we work as a team, we get so much more done. Plus, having good teammates alongside you is a whole lot more fun and less tiring!
As we cross over to a new year in 2020, recognize that the day of the Lone Ranger is over! You need other people to walk alongside you, and other people also need you. Without alignment, disharmony and disunity will prevail. But when we move in divine alignment, we become an unstoppable movement with the power to overcome every obstacle, bridge every impasse and move every mountain in Jesus’ name!
Pastor Hock Cheng