THE POWER OF UNITY 同心的力量

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brethren to dwell together in unity!
It is like the precious oil upon the head,
Running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron,
Running down on the edge of his garments…
For there the LORD commanded the blessing –
Life forevermore (Psalm 133)
I once watched a National Geographic documentary about a herd of wildebeest that stood together against a pride of lions. They were united in thwarting the attack of the big cats upon their weaker members and calves. Attack after attack by the lions, failed to break through their ranks and eventually, these apex predators gave up. I was fascinated. Then I remembered when Israel was attacked, their greatest weapon was unity under clear leadership (2 Chronicles 20); together they praised and thanked God, together they proclaimed His goodness (v 21-23). The enemy was defeated.
Today the Elders are away on retreat. For just this one Sunday, we are covering the church from a “distance” away. We have gone away to reconnect together, to share, to pray, to bond and deepen the friendship that will bring us back stronger in unity for the coming year. This is an important part of how the anointing in the church flows; it is from the top downwards, as like the oil flowing down from the head of Aaron to the beard, and down to the hem of his garment. It is in this wonderful unity that God gives to us that will protect and power us into the new year. Before we are elders together, we must be spiritually strong, gracious and accountable friends first!
So pray for us that we will return refreshed, re-filled and re-bonded. For from there, the Lord will command His blessings upon this church. Life forevermore!

看哪!弟兄和睦共处,是多么的善,多么的美。

这好比那珍贵的油浇在亚伦的头上,流到胡须,

又从亚伦的胡须,流到他的衣领上。

又好比黑门的甘露落在锡安的众山上,

在那里有耶和华命定的福,就是永远的生命。

— 诗篇 133

我曾观赏过一部《国家地理频道》的纪录片:一群牛羚同心攻打一群高傲的狮子。它们同心共济地阻扰“大野猫”对弱小群友和小牛的侵袭。狮子们接二连三地攻打、但都无法攻进任何的破口。最终,这群顶级掠食者放弃了。我感到非常地赞叹。然而,这令我想起以色列人被攻打时,他们最强大的武器,就是在清晰率领之下含有一份同心的力量。(历代志下 20); 他们一同欢呼赞美耶和华, 共同宣告祂的伟大 (第21-23节)。最终,敌人们都被击败了。

今天,长老们都一起到外去休假聚会。就在这星期天,我们从“远距离”守望着教会。我们都到外去重新连接、分享、聚合还有加深彼此的友谊,并强化我们将来同心的力量。这是非常重要的一部分,因教会的恩膏如何涌流;就是由珍贵的油从亚伦的头上流到胡须,再流到他的衣领上。上帝赐给我们美好的团结,以促进来年的保护与力量。但在那之前,长老们的属灵生命应先得强化、拥有恩慈和互相扶持的友谊!

因此,请大家为我们代祷,好让我们都会清新归来、重新被填满、重新聚合。在那里有耶和华命定的福,就是永远的生命!

 

Philip Lyn 医生牧师

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