I Will Rescue the Lame

As I walk through my home town I’m amazed at how many people are walking with the aid of a walking stick. The pavements are more uneven than ever because the council haven’t the money to keep up the repairs, we’re entering the season of fallen leaves which makes the ground a dangerous mushy mess and icy pavements are only a few months away. These walking aids are going to be needed more than ever.

I’m not being judgmental because I’m one of the many stick owners. I kid myself that I don’t really need it but I know that a fall would injure my back even more. While I resent needing this aid to mobility, I don’t resent the spiritual aid that I need in my life, Scoffers might say that Christianity is a crutch for the weak, but I readily admit that I’m spiritual weak and minute by minute need the help of the Lord.

God offers an easy yoke as He says ‘Lean on me.’ and Zephaniah 3:18 has the words, ‘I will rescue the lame’. ‘The spirit is strong but the body is weak,’ we read in Matthew 26:41. That is true of me and probably you, but I am glad to be weak, for Paul tells us (1 Corinthians 1:27) ‘God chose the weak things of this world to shame the wise,’ and again in 2 Corinthians 12:10 ‘For when I am weak then I am strong.’