Our dog got a drink of water and dribbled some of it on the tile in our kitchen. My dear wife then slipped on the wet tile and fell and broke her hip. She was taken to the hospital and had to have surgery to repair the break. After a week she was released from the hospital and sent home with a walker in order to get around. As she began to heal she got rid of the walker and graduated to a cane. As her strength began to return she no longer needed the cane and began to walk on her own without any help.
There are times in our life when we need help in our walk with the Lord. Perhaps when we began our spiritual journey we need support as we toddle around on our new legs. We need the sure and steady helping hands of a mentor or an older believer to help us in those first steps of our walk with God. In the Bible we see that Paul had a Barnabas and Timothy had Paul to aid in the beginning of their walk.
We also need help with walking when we have a fall. When we slip in our spiritual lives we could very well have a serious break. We need help getting back up and continuing our walk with the Lord. The help we need sometimes comes in the form of a loving rebuke. Like Nathan rebuked David regarding his sin with Bathsheba. As we get up we then need the aid of others to give us another chance. Forgiveness, patience, kindness, and grace are just some of the walking aids that God’s people need to use to help a fellow believer who has fallen.
Another time in our life when we need a spiritual walker is when we have had a major tragedy hit us. When death or disease stalk us, or when financial or family trouble invade our lives it oftentimes knocks us off our feet. We then need the comfort of God’s Word, the love of God’s people and the healing of God’s grace.
Walkers, crutches and canes; let’s be there to help those who need a little help in their walk with the Lord.
Pastor Stultz has been writing this weekly devotional for many years. In 2009, he published a compilation of devotionals in book form, also called Moments of Meditation