This past week has been uplifting. I am going to share some experiences with you but in order to protect the individuals involved, I am calling them Friend.
But before I do, here are links to the earlier posts in this series. This post, H.E.L.P. part 4, will be the final post.
Alright, back to this week. As I have been discussing God’s help in our lives, I experienced that help first hand. Here are some events that showed me how God decided to help me this week.
Friend 1 – told me that my family’s return to church (we have been going back to church in person instead of watching online for two weeks now) makes it feel “normal” again
Friend 2 – came over with his chainsaw and helped me cut wood for the fireplace
Friend 3 – gave me a hug
Friend 4 – asked me how my novel is coming along (yes, I am writing a novel but I am not ready to share it with the general public)
Friend 5 – sought out my advice on some board games he was thinking of purchasing
Friend 6 (and his wife) – had my wife and I over for dinner
These are real examples of how my day was brightened or I was encouraged in my faith. I had divine help this past week and it came in the form of People
H – Holy Spirit
E – Ekklesia
L – Logos or Library
P – People
Have you ever had a person step into your world, at just the right moment, to lift your spirit?
Did you ever need a word of encouragement only to have your best friend call you?
It seems that Jesus is often disguised in human form.
In fact, the Word tells us that “the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” John 1:14 NIV
God knew that we, as humans, could not comprehend the Divine. We needed flesh and blood.
Jesus was flesh and blood. And so are the people around us. And God uses them to help us.
So, to wrap up this little journey into divine help, we can know that God wants to and is able to help us whenever we need help. The question, then, is not a question of ‘will’ but ‘how’ will that help arrive.
Friends, stick close to Jesus. Look for Him and He will H.E.L.P.
God bless you!
Until next week!