Strength in Numbers

Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. – Ecclesiastes 4:12

It has a two horsepower motor. It weighs about 10 pounds. It is a grain grinder which is touted as being able to grind 100 pounds of grain an hour. It is called a “Wonder Mill.” It takes hard little kernels of grain and pulverizes them into a wonderful dust called flour, which in turn Eileen makes into all kinds of whole grain goodies.

The other day we found the reason for the name of this device. We “wondered” why it quit working. When you push the button, the motor hums and then… nothing else.

After consulting the manual and the company, the problem has been diagnosed. This super powerful machine is stopped up by a grain of wheat. Not a single grain, and probably not two, there are enough little unground kernels to stop it in all of its power.

One cannot do it alone, but add a few friends and voila – they won.

Do you ever think you are too small, too insignificant to accomplish anything great? The verse above tells us that which we may not accomplish by ourselves, we can accomplish working together. In the Bible I read that verse in, the section is entitled “The Value of a Friend.”

God has blessed us with friends so we might work together and be strengthened through those relationships to accomplish more than we could ever do alone.

Won’t you take a moment to thank Him today for the blessing of friends.

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