We see the shape of a honeycomb all throughout nature, and scientists have proven that it is one of the strongest structures on the planet! Why? A hexagon, when paired with other hexagons, in the shape of what we call honeycomb, is not easily crushed. This structure shows us the strength of real community!
In Luke 24:42, after Jesus was crucified and had risen again, He met with the disciples. It was not uncommon in those days for meetings to be in a home and around a meal, and at this meal, the disciples gave Jesus fish and honeycomb to eat. Of course, fish and honeycomb were probably everyday foods that would be served, but could it be that there was a special meaning to those specific items? We know in Mark 1:17, Jesus commissions some of his disciples by saying, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” But what is the significance of the honeycomb?
Honeycomb is about connections - connecting to Jesus and connecting to one another! If you have ever seen a beehive, you know that it is a busy place; each bee has a role and a common purpose. The honeycomb was a symbol of how the disciples would work and function together to fulfill the great commission while delivering the sweetness of the Word to transform the world around them.
We believe the Father has called The Church at Benbrook community to connect (Ephesians 4:11-16) to accomplish something so much greater than we could ever imagine! We look forward to connecting with each one of you.