Help in Time of Trouble (11/14/2021)
“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6.2).
When we “bear” the “burdens” of another person, we assist him or her in dealing with whatever life has thrown into his pathway, be they physical, emotional, psychological, or sometimes even financial.
The comprehensive “law of Christ” is contained in Jesus’ command in John 13 to “love one another” just as He loved us. So, His law actually includes all of the commandments He has given us in the New Testament. We prove our love for Him by keeping His laws, including the one Paul designates to the Christians in Galatia.
As followers of Jesus, we share a common direction as well as a sense of community that should supersede all other relationships we have in this world. It is only natural, then, that we should share a burden that may develop in the life of a brother or sister in Christ.
The truth is we sometimes need help, even though we may not know how to ask for it. We need someone there for us when life gets messy or when it seems to swirl out of our control. No help is better than that of a fellow Christian who can give us assistance in seeing the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.