Holding Each Other Up
When 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 17:12
There is a young lady I have been working with for a few months now. A week or so ago we were both just frustrated. I could tell she was sick of having to ask me for help like I was a genie that grants wishes – I’m not. I was frustrated because I could not tell how much help we were actually doing or if we were just kicking the root problem further down the road. We were both just ready for something to change. So, we got coffee.
We met up to run a few errands, drop off some paperwork, and just get to know each other. We talked about how we grew up, what we thought about the world today, and bonded over being moms. I came home energized to see what more I could do to help her – to serve her. And she was ready to turn over every rock to make a way out of her situation.
It is amazing how meeting someone in person – especially during these isolating times – really makes a huge difference. She saw I wasn’t just trying to “fix” her but to really solve the problem with her, for her future. And I saw a woman who was tired of asking for help but had no real options. I was able to introduce her as my friend and level the ground between us.
This work we do is not about being a miracle worker or even pretending to be Jesus and heal all the wounds. It is more like Aaron and Hur holding up Moses’ arms. He was tired, probably ready to quit, feeling the pressure of the task before him. Then his brother and friend came to help – not to save, not to do it for him, but to help as he completed the task at hand.
Pray for my friend if you think of it. Doors are starting to open, but we are both ready for God to just kick through them!
Aaron and Elizabeth Kilby **Please mark any donations you would like to give specifically to Harvest House. All unmarked donations will go into Harvest’s general fund.*