Today we live in a world of quick fixes, fast foods, and instant replay. We aren’t content wit waiting for answers tomorrow; we want everything today, right now.
When it comes to unraveling difficulties, most folks want immediate painless solutions. And, of course, such do not usually exist.
The person who has turned to you for help is probably at a fork in the road of life, and the decision or choice which will be made may have consequences which extend far into the future.
What you say may keep a friend’s marriage together; it may send someone in the direction of a new career; it may even make the difference between life and death for someone who has lost his way.
In a previous lesson I pointed out the fact that we do bear a responsibility before God for each other as part of the family of God – helping, guiding, and encouraging one another. Jesus told the disciples that after He had returned to heaven they would carry on His works and even do greater works than He had done. his words must have been intimidating; nonetheless, they were true.
Today the healing restoring, training ministry of Jesus is done through us, His people, His body. That knowledge should not only make you want to better equip and train yourself in helping people, but should also make you more willing to make the sacrifices and take the risks necessary in helping someone else.