Power in Numbers

Written by Joe Dardano

The old adage that “there is power in numbers” is true. In the Christian tradition, we call it power in community. You will recall that Jesus said “where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them.” (Matthew 18:20) There is protected strength in gathering with one another to pray. That is one practical purpose of going to church (which means “assembly”). Gathering together in the name of Jesus Christ creates power to be in touch with His will. Yet in our individualistic western world, we often forget the power of community in daily living: “If the one falls, the other will help the fallen one. But woe to the solitary person! If that one should fall, there is no other to help.” (Eccl 4:10) Being together in community brings deeper purpose into our lives; it allows the love of God to extend outward to bless many other people, exponentially. This is how the early church, starting from 12 apostles, grew over time. But in order to grow, we must be strong; and to be strong requires we “put on the armor of God.” (Ephesians 6:11) Find brothers and sisters in Christ, join together and be strong together.

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Joe Dardano

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