By: Rev. Justin Krupsky
“Help me help you.”
These are words that have been in my mind and have actually come out of my mouth many times as a parent. So many times I have been willing to help put shoes on, put pajamas on, offer homework help, and the list goes on and on. I wonder as I think about this in light of our weekend sermon theme, “The One who helps,” how often God is thinking the same thing as our heavenly Father: “Help me help you.”
Throughout the Scriptures God is proclaimed to be the One who helps. In Jesus certainly we see this willingness, we see this truth. However so often it seems we are just too prideful to look to Him for help, too distracted to see His help, or maybe too caught up in the problem we are facing that we simply forget He is more than willing to help.
As I get ready for this weekend’s sermon I am reminded of Mark 9. A dad whose son has been demon-possessed comes to Jesus for help. In response, Jesus asks him, “Do you believe I can help?” The dad responds, “Jesus I believe, but help me with my unbelief.” The beauty of the passage is that Jesus still helps despite of this man’s lack of belief.
I think many of us including myself believe that He does help, can help, and will help but yet we still have a bit of unbelief. I am not sure what you need help with, but Jesus does. Our hope this weekend at Trinity is that Jesus will help us with our unbelief and strengthen our faith. He is the one who has helped, still helps, and will always help.
“I lift my eyes up to the hills, where does my help come from? My help from the Lord the maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2