Recently Linette Kossow of Chicago was on a Business trip in New York. As she boarded a bus, an unknown man grabbed her wallet and started running. The 50 year old lady paused for a moment and then started chasing the robber. Soon she was joined by a security guard and a homeless man who helped her corner the robber and recover her wallet.
As an expression of gratitude, she gave those who helped her all the cash in her wallet and a $500 check. She was truly grateful and realized that she would not have recovered the wallet without their help.
While I am not sure that she made the wisest decision in chasing the robber, she did rightly acknowledge that she needed help to get her wallet back.
Solomon said we all need a little help at times. He said, “9Two are better than one…
10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. 12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves” (Ecclesiastes 4).
So as you set out on your journey today, ask yourself what individual you can “help UP” today? Helping others may mean taking a risk or going out of your way. But remember- today you might be the one reaching down to help someone up. Tomorrow you may be the one on the ground. Any way you view it, two are always better than one!
John Mark Caton, PhD
Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church
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