Daily Devotional

Unity is Strength!


Once there was a Bedouin sheikh who had ten sons. They were always quarreling and thus making the family very vulnerable to attack by enemies. The sheikh called together his ten sons and held up a bundle of sticks saying, “This is a test of strength. Which one of you can snap this bundle in two?” One by one the brothers came forward and tried, but not one of them could break the bundle, however he tried.


“Untie the bundle!” ordered the father. Then, handing one stick to each son, he said, “Now break the sticks!” Each son broke his stick with ease. “You see,” said the father, “each of these sticks represents one of you, my sons. When you are bound together in love and harmony no enemy can break you. When you are quarreling, you are easily overcome by the enemy. Strength lies in unity.”

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