July 22 – The Helper Who Came Along

Deborah Wiles was running the 10 K race at the Maritime Race Weekend, trying to improve on her personal best of 57 minutes. She was running well, but then her energy began to wane, and she was ready to give up her aspirations. She thought, “I’ll never make it- stopping would feel so good.” Then she heard a voice. “You can’t stop now!” It was another runner, Christine MacCauley. “Come on,” she said, “Just keep pace with me.” Too surprised to resist, Deborah willed her legs to get moving again and she began trotting alongside of MacCauley. It was enough for Deborah to finish in 53:19, her personal best. Life is often compared to a race and sometimes when difficulties come, we feel ready to give up. But the Lord Jesus comes along beside of us and says, “Come, follow me. I am your Friend. I have provided eternal life for you. I love you. And when we believe and accept Him, we find we are never alone for the rest of our lives. Jesus says, “Come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell