Wednesday, January 20, 2016

God’s Helper - Martin Wiles

Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” Genesis 2:18 NLT

Imagine our surprise when a woman accomplished in one second what six men hadn’t been able to do in ten minutes. 

Our fifth Sunday night singspiration was over, and members were enjoying finger foods in our social hall. When everyone had finished eating, the call was made for able bodied people to put up tables and chairs. 

Most of our tables are the old school lunch room tables that fold from the middle by releasing a latch. One table resisted. As I watched two men struggle to fold it, I walked over, thinking I could help. No such luck. Another youngster came over and tried. Nothing. Three more men walked up and began looking under the table to see what was stuck. No luck. That’s when a young lady walked up and pressed down on one end of the table. We all marveled as the latch easily released itself. 

Poor Adam. Surrounded by animals of all contortions and sizes, none of which resembled him. He could talk to them, but none could respond. There was no other species like him. The Garden of Eden must have been a lonely place. God fixed Adam’s predicament by creating a woman as his helper. Though she was like him in many ways, she was also different—and not just in shape. 

Men have five senses. God has given women six. My wife uses hers often. When she asks, “Have you noticed….,” or says “I have a feeling that…,” I know she is going to share something I haven’t detected. And she’s normally right. 

Men thrive on “Get er done” mentalities while women say, “Let’s talk about it.” I for one am glad God didn’t make Eve a carbon copy of Adam—nor any of his descendants. There were reasons Adam needed a helper, and they were some of the same reasons men still need women today. I would hate to think about plowing through life without my helper. 

Don’t attempt to live life without appealing to the helper God has given you. 

Prayer: Father, we thank You for the companions You give us to help us through life. 

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