Thursday Matters-October 22, 2020
Everyday Dead Body Friend
Do you have a dead body friend? You know… a friend you can call at 2:00am and say, “I’ve got a dead body at my house. Come help me.” And that person will come over and help you-no questions asked.
It’s great to have friends who encourage and help us carry our burdens through difficult times and it’s especially great to have at least one “dead body friend.” Let’s look at the Greek translation living out Galatians 6:2, “When someone is burdened difficult circumstances that are too much for one person to carry all alone crawl up under that burden and help carry it.” When someone is under a crushing weight and under pressure like they’re gonna break (I’ve been there) then reach out and help them carry it. They need your help not necessarily your words or another scripture verse. They don’t need a reprimand that they’re not representing Jesus well but INSTEAD share His grace and how He represents them well. Whew. Helping someone with their load is following Jesus, following His Word and it’s manageable even with a 2:00 a.m. phone call to carry the load that is needed…everyday.