I’m shocked how God takes an ‘ordinary’ scenario in my life and somehow it transforms His teachings to me. Oh, the wonder of it all! Who says the Word of God is not relevant?
Yesterday I was at the Tiger Game, they were removing the tarps from the field (it had rained all morning) and there was like 10 guys/gals pushing the roundie thing to wrap up the tarp, it was going pretty well, until the wind started blowing. Uh Oh, they couldn’t roll it flat because the wind was blowing. I was watching, one of the gals on the field was watering the field (not sure why because it JUST rained, but whatever) noticed that those around her were struggling, so she put down her hose and helped those who needed help, I assume without being asked but just because they were struggling. WOW! I was thinking about how many times I do or don’t pass up the opportunity to help someone who is struggling. Or if there is a big task I think “if only someone would just help me for 10 minutes, I could get this done in ¼ of the time”. The perfect example: Sunday I needed to set something up for Alive. I needed help. I could have gotten it done by myself, however, I was so blessed that 5 or 6 people helped me. It would have taken me an hour to hour and a half, if I did it by myself, thankfully they helped me, done in 10-15 minutes. And so I was able to get more stuff done. Some people just stepped in, I didn’t even ask, and one person I asked didn’t help. Hmmmm… but thankful for those who did.
Ecc 4:1-2 1 Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun:
I saw the tears of the oppressed—
and they have no comforter;
power was on the side of their oppressors—
and they have no comforter.
2 And I declared that the dead,
who had already died,
are happier than the living,
who are still alive.
3 But better than both
is he who has not yet been,
who has not seen the evil
that is done under the sun.
4 And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man's envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
5 The fool folds his hands
and ruins himself.
6 Better one handful with tranquillity
than two handfuls with toil
and chasing after the wind.
7 Again I saw something meaningless under the sun:
8 There was a man all alone;
he had neither son nor brother.
There was no end to his toil,
yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.
"For whom am I toiling," he asked,
"and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?"
This too is meaningless—
a miserable business!
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:
10 If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken