"Code Name Sycamore"
Imagine a “sycamore squad.” High risk evangelism. Unorthodox tactics. Missions impossible. Midnight readiness. Courageous camaraderie.
JESUS: “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today.”
THE CROWD: “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.”
ZACCHAEUS: “The half of my goods I give to the poor.”
*** Mission Accomplished!***
What might God accomplish through a “sycamore squad” at Bethlehem! A thick-skinned band of raiders bent on storming Satan's bunkers. A small corps of free spirits dedicated to the idea that one man can put a thousand to flight – if he uses a slingshot.
A creative crew who dream that the way to Nineveh's heart might be through the belly of a fish. The way through the walls of Jericho might be with the blast of a trumpet. The way to convert an empire might be to walk through a fiery furnace. The way to save the world might be to die on a cross.
Dial S-Y-C-A-M-O-R. (Someday)
Every army needs a small, swift squadron full of surprises for the enemy.
J. Piper, R.O.
© Desiring God Foundation. Distribution Guidelines
Share the Joy! You are permitted and encouraged to reproduce and distribute this material in physical form, in its entirety or in unaltered excerpts, as long as you do not charge a fee. For posting online, please use only unaltered excerpts (not the content in its entirety) and provide a hyperlink to this page. For videos, please embed from the original source. Any exceptions to the above must be approved by Desiring God.
Please include the following statement on any distributed copy: By John Piper. © Desiring God Foundation. Website: desiringGod.org