The snow is plentiful this morning. There is so much that it weighs down the branches of my trees, and makes my shrubs look like they are made of clouds.
But if you look really REALLY closely, what you would see are billions and billions of individual snowflakes. Each one is a unique six-sided work of art, crafted expressly for the purpose of being a snowflake. If only one were to fall from the sky, you'd never notice it, but when they get together they close schools, and make roads impassable. If the "Mayhem" commercials are to be believed (and they're usually trustworthy) they also get heavy enough to collapse rooftops.
Together they change the world. They turn green lawns white. As they are blown and drifted, they determine which roads we can travel. They cover all the stuff in my side yard, including the shovel I will need to move them. All because they came down together.
It hit me this morning that this is EXACTLY the reason we worship together. Certainly we could pray alone at home, and we should, but if that's all we do, then that one prayer is like that one single flake falling alone. When we pray our prayers together we become a blizzard of blessings, changing the world!
Together our prayers can close roads leading the wrong way. Together our prayers can weigh down the branches of our pride, reminding us to be humble and lowly. Together our prayers can cause snow days from school (and life), allowing us time to stop and refresh and renew our spirits.
Jesus said that wherever 2 or more are gathered in His name, He will be among them. Come join Jesus and your friends this weekend. Let's pray down a blizzard of epic proportions!