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A tourist wants to visit a monastery in Europe. As this religious house is perched high on a cliff, the only way to reach the destination is by a basket. On top of the cliff, several monks are pulling and tugging the basket of passengers with all their strength. Evidently the ride up the steep cliff in that basket was terrifying. About half-way up, the traveller got extremely nervous because he spotted that the rope by which he was suspended was old and worn. With a shaky voice, he asked the monk who was riding with him in the basket how often they changed the rope. The monk thought for a moment and answered briskly, “Whenever it breaks.”
We need help from time to time, but oftentimes the help that we get are like an old and worn rope. Do you need a new rope? I think you do. God can provide us help, which is strong and secure; this is the new rope that we need!
Let’s ponder the words of Psalms 25.
4Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. 5Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you. (Psalm 25:4–5 NLT)
Let’s pose a question to God. “Dear God, could You help me?”
Let’s practice what you learnt. Pray to God for help.
Let’s proclaim to others about your experiential knowledge. Share your experience of God’s help with a new Christian.