Blessed are the ones who have capable assistants, for they have trustworthy helpers who support their work, and cover for them in their absence.
Moses held the staff of God above his head with both hands is a symbol of Israel’s total dependence on God’s power. During the battle with the enemies of Israel, the lowering of Moses’ hands speaks of lack of dependence on God; therefore, the two faithful assistants of Moses came to hold up his hands. This meaningful gesture secured the victory over their enemies.
Let’s ponder this story.
11As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. 12When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. (Exodus 17:11–12 NIV)
Let’s pose a question to God. “Could You teach me to learn to be a better assistant at work and at church?”
Let’s practice what you learnt. Pray for the capability of being an assistant.
Let’s proclaim to others about your experiential knowledge. Share with a church leader your endeavour of being a supporting worker to others.