November 4, 2018

CHRIST my HELPER: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” (Heb 13:6). Dr. H. Harrington Lees tells about a textile factory where the following instructions were posted: “If your threads get tangled, send for the foreman.” One woman did get her threads all tangled, and attempted to untangle them herself. She only made them worse. Finally, she sent for the foreman. When he saw the mess, he said to her, “You’ve been trying to untangle these yourself.” “Yes,” she replied. “But why didn’t you send for me, as you were instructed to do?” he asked. Rather sullenly, she replied, “I did my best.” And with the tact which a real leader should possess, the foreman said quietly, “Remember that doing your best is sending for me.” So it is with our Helper. Seeking Him should not be a LAST recourse but a FIRST resource. When people say, “Well, all we can do now is pray,” they might better declare, “The best we can ever do is pray.”