Hello everyone, we are almost in a new year and I hope you are as excited as I am to be in ‘that time of the year’. That time of the year when everyone has a reason to smile, love and be loved. That time of the year people make promises to be better versions of themselves in the next year. That time of the year when people plan on how to succeed in their diverse fields in the coming year. But we should not forget nothing can be achieved in the absence of harmony.
When Haman conspired against the Jews, Esther proposed in her heart to go into the inner court of the king to plead against Haman’s plot. That was a really brave move but she did not obtain favor in the sight of the King just because she was courageous. She instructed Mordecai to gather all the Jews in Shushan to neither drink nor eat for three days (Esther 4:1-17). They unitedly prayed for her and this brought about their safety.
Genesis 11:1-9 speaks about the people of Babylon. They agreed to build a mega city where everyone would dwell under one leadership and a tower that would ascend into heaven. Their action displeased the Lord because He wanted the people to dominate every part of the earth and this compelled Him to scatter their language. Since they could not understand each other, they could not agree and without unity, they could not work together (Amos 3:3).
Hebrews 12:14 tells us to follow peace with all men but this cannot happen without the establishment of unity.
As a microbiologist, I am aware of the great harm or benefit microorganisms can achieve in colonies. Some microbes often go into mutualistic relationships to thrive in environments they could not naturally. If the tiniest things can understand the essence of cohabitation, how much more we with highly developed brains.
2018 will definitely be a greater year than 2017 but don’t forget you can only attain little on your own (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12). Happy new year in advance.

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