For many years, scientists have wondered how fire ants, whose bodies are denser than water, can survive floods that should destroy them. How do entire colonies form themselves into life rafts that can float for weeks? Research done at Georgia Institute of Technology revealed that tiny hairs on the ants' bodies trap air bubbles. This enables thousands of the insects, "while floundering and struggling in the water as individuals, " to ride out the flood when they cling together.

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The New Testament speaks often of our need to be connected to other followers of Christ in order to survive and grow spiritually. In the book of Ephesians, Paul wrote, "We should no longer be children , tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine."

However, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head, Christ, from who the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love (Ephesians 4:14-16).

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By ourselves, we sink; but sticking together and growing together in the Lord, we can ride out every storm. Let's stick together! Christians stand strong when they stand together.

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