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We All Need Somebodies to Lean On


RPN Executive Director Pastor Jay Richmond

Recently, my wife Adrienne and I went on vacation with some friends to Deals Gap, NC, to experience the Tail of the Dragon, a winding mountain road with 318 curves in 11 miles. Fun for both 2 wheel and 4 wheel vehicles. (We prefer 2 wheel motorcycle.)

We had a great time with our friends, but like all vacations, there came a time we needed to prepare to come home. Adrienne and I had trailered our motorcycle. One of the guys told me when I go to load the bike, to let him know and he'd give me a hand. I decided to load it by myself. I struggled, but I loaded it alright. My buddy started to give me a hard time, asking, "Why didn't you wait?" I tied the bike down, hooked the light up, we were ready roll the next morning. For some reason I decided to check the lights that night instead of waiting until morning. And it was a good thing I did. The trail lights were not working. Then I asked for help. Muy buddy helped me find the problem. It was the ground wire.

Why is it so hard for us to receive help? We were created to rely on God and each other. But we would rather struggle on our own. When we ask for help, we may communicate a couple of things. For one, we are not as independent as we'd like to think. That we really do need God and we really do need one another. When we live life helping one another, caring for each other, we point people to God and our need for him.

Prayer: Heavenly Father help us to understand how we've been created to rely on You and to rely on each other. When we live life in this sort of unity that we demonstrate to those around us how you created us. In essence, we demonstrate the gospel in our lives. Lord, may people see You and be drawn to You by the way we live our lives.

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