Monday, May 15, 2023

God’s Helper - Martin Wiles

God's Helper
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 enjoyed 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 were old-school lunchroom 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 looked 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 quickly 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 will share something I haven’t detected. And she’s usually right.

Men thrive on “Get er done” mentalities while women say, “Let’s talk about it.” I am glad God didn’t make Eve a carbon copy of Adam or any of his descendants. Adam needed a helper and for some of the same reasons men still need women today. I hate to think about plowing through life without my helper. So don’t attempt to do life without appealing to the helper God has given you.

How can you show more appreciation for the helper God has given you?

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

Tweetable: Have you thanked God for your helper? 

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