A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
~Ecclesiastes 4:12, NLT
If you want to go quickly, go alone: if you want to go far, go together.
There is absolutely no doubt about it, there is strength in unity. In 1970 I was a junior in college and a bunch of college students went to a student conference in Atlanta, Georgia. It was called MISSION 70 and it was an awesome meeting and hundreds of decisions were made. Two of us attended from what is now known as Athens State University. We were officers in the BSU. The conference was so spiritually energized that on the closing night as we exited the downtown convention center, we began singing praises to Jesus. There were hundreds of us. You could hear the praise throughout downtown Atlanta. For a few brief moments, we captured the heart of that inner city. No one tried to stop us. We sang as we walked to our hotels and folks just looked at us but no one was ugly or said anything demeaning to us. There was no persecution. It was awesome: a group of Christian College kids taking over downtown Atlanta. Did I have the courage to walk the streets of Atlanta alone singing praises to Jesus? You know I am not that brave but when hundreds standing shoulder to shoulder do it together, it is easy. There is no telling what we could accomplish if we worked together. The problem in today’s culture is that everyone seems to have their own agenda.
- I do appreciate the prayers. I could not ask for a better birthday in spite of the COLS. The Spirit took control there and everything went well. The family was very gracious to me. Then last night they threw me a birthday bash at Grace Point. I’ve never had a birthday like it. I got some 15-20 text and I think June counted 160 on Facebook. I got birthday wishes from Nick Saban and Hillary.
- A very busy week for me and I don’t see an end in sight. I have stopped worrying about the rain. Worrying don’t help. Bell Mina got a flood yesterday. We have corn in spite of the drought but a little rain would not hurt.
- I got a moving text from my niece Elizabeth in Athens. Her precious daughter Kaley was killed in a
horrible freak accident two years ago next week. She is anxious to get to heaven so she can tell Kaley how much she was loved and missed. We live in a broken sin curse world. We have broken hearted parents like Mrs. Freda who buried her son yesterday, John who will bury a daughter Friday and Elizabeth and Paul who is grieving the departure of Kaley while we have parents that care more about drugs than they do their children. There are too many children in this world who are not being loved and cared for by their delinquent parents. It is a shame and it breaks my heart. God bless those who love children. A special blessing on those who do foster care.