Help I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!
My blog this morning is very simple, short and to the point… yet the lessen to be taken from this blog is very hard at times to grasp. Let me explain… Just like the image of a person who has fallen and for whatever reason can’t get up – we need to ask for help. That is the simple part, because it is plain to see that help is needed. And be sure, there are times in all our lives when we are struggling: whether it be with a “besetting” sin, a tragedy, a trial, health issue or whatever – but we absolutely need to ask for help. We need to realize that we are members of the body of Christ and we need to reach out to other members of the body when we are in need. That is the hard part-the reaching out part. The hard part for many of us is to have to “humble” ourselves and admit we have a need. “What will people think?” “What will happen to my image?” Let me tell you. People will think, “Praise God! This person is just like me – a sinner saved by grace; and I am blessed to be able to be a part of his or her healing!” That’s the first half…
On the other end, the person who has the opportunity to help is blessed: blessed by “getting” to serve; blessed by the Lord; blessed by what he or she will learn in the process. There is no greater joy than being used by God to help another person. Often people are cheated out of this joy because we are too “stubborn” to reach out when we, ourselves, are in need! And, we cheat ourselves out of this joy when we see someone in need and don’t respond due to fear or being “too busy”, etc… For whatever reason we don’t reach out to those who are hurting and miss an incredible opportunity to minister!
There are many individuals that fit the title of this little blog today: “Help, I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!” They may be secretly crying, “Please, someone see my pain and help me, please-I can’t help myself!” May we be those who are quick to lend a hand; offer a shoulder; be that ear to hear a person’s heart cry. And let us remember, when we do this to the least of these… we are doing unto our Lord!