Help With The Hills

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

The boys were chatter boxes on the way home from the airport. They had so much to tell about their adventure in Ohio. Carson was telling me a story about riding the bike down a big hill. We don’t have hills in Naples, so this was a new experience for him. And the roads are gravel in Ohio, so that made the adventure even more of a challenge.

This particular hill he went down is huge. I was quite impressed that he had ventured down it. He shared that the trip down was pretty exciting, especially when he met a truck coming up the other way. The roads in Ohio aren’t very wide either. But once down, he had to turn around and get back up it. And that is where the real challenge began. I remember pushing my bike up that hill many times. There is no way you can ride up it, it is just too steep and too gravely.

So I said, “How did you get your bike back up that hill?” Carson isn’t very big. He weighs about 50 pounds, soaking wet. He was using my mom’s bike, I knew it had to be as big as he. “I helped him push the bike up the hill,” was Chase’s reply. There was only one bike, Carson rode, Chase walked.

When Chase saw his brother struggling to get that bike back up the hill, he helped him.

Sometimes in life we’re flying down the hills and it’s all fun, a big adventure, but then the hills appear and they can be steep and difficult and we need help getting up them.

A friend of mine found out this week she has cancer … she’s heading up a steep hill. A fellow shared with me his struggle with an addiction … he is heading up a steep hill. One of my friends called me this morning … her husband hasn’t worked in months … they are heading up a steep hill.

When we see someone struggling up the hill, let’s reach out and help.

Father, thank you for the times that we are going down the hills. Lord, help us to see the struggles of others … give us your heart to love them … to lend a helping hand.

I love you Jesus!
In Your Name I Pray,
Amen

God Bless You!
Joyce

The Choices You Make Today …
Will Affect Your Tomorrow.
http://www.alifedecision.org

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…
it’s about learning to dance in the rain!

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