“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.” Ecclesiastes 4:9

I was reminded of an incident that happened many years ago. We had some heavy rain and our vegetable garden was rather muddy. My younger son decided to go pull some carrots as he loved to eat them right from the garden. Needless to say, he found himself stuck in the mud. His older sister went to his aid, but when she tried to lift him out, his boots stayed in the ground, and both of them tumbled backwards into the mud. We laugh at it now, but it wasn’t funny at the time. My husband got some boards to lay down for them to walk on, and with his help they were able to get back to solid ground.

There are times when we see someone going through a problem, or having some difficulty and we want to rush to their aid. It is often a good idea, to talk to the Lord about it, and let Him show us what the solution is. As we pray, and seek His guidance, He will show us the right way to deal with it and we save ourselves a lot of frustration. It is His will that we help one another, but we need the Lord’s wisdom in every situation.

Prayer: Lord help us to be aware of ways that we can help one another, and show us the right way to go about it.

Devotion by Anne Johnston


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