I don’t think there’s anybody who doesn’t feel good when they help somebody out…even if it’s difficult or inconvenient. I remember getting a call from a friend who had car trouble. He called me for assistance. I have to say, I was a little reluctant to help…well…very reluctant. The reason was pretty simple. He was calling at a rest area on the freeway about 100 miles out of town. It was also two in the morning. Add to that, I know VERY little about fixing cars. But, I did it. Not one of my finest hours, but I did it.
The drive back to town with my friend was amazing. We were both tired, but we laughed, reminisced over several dumb things we had done together as friends, and I had an almost overwhelming sense of joy. Helping out does that.
I’m writing this blog several weeks into a “Stay at Home” order from the Governor of Arizona. When you’re around your family every minute for weeks, you might begin to think about how you can break the law and leave the compound…even for a few seconds. I’m not saying it’s not a wonderful bonding time with the family. I’m not saying that it didn’t feel good helping family members out. But I am saying, “it’s easy to get drained helping out.” You’re smart. You know this and you’ve experienced this. The Bible says is this way: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Ephesians 6:9-10
I have a feeling you’ve got lots of opportunities to do good lately. This passage reminds us that there is a reward at the end…if you don’t give up…if you don’t get weary. Hang in there. Your family needs you.