Think Through the Gospel of Matthew Day 24 - Help Me
Matthew 15:25 Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”
One time a group of people were trapped on an elevator. The immediate reaction of all of the people was panic. They were trapped, stuck, and couldn’t get out. Some people were crying, “Help! Help! Help!” Were they sincerely crying out? Yes! Were they begging for help? Yes! But it wasn’t working.Other folks were banging on the door. Bam, bam, bam! No one was hearing all that noise, but those folks didn’t care. They kept right on banging. Desperate people do desperate things. They were crying out. There was one calm man on the elevator. He simply walked to the other side, pulled out a latch, picked up the telephone, and waited. A voice said, “Is there a problem?” He said, “We’re trapped on the elevator between this floor and this floor. Can we get some help?” They responded, “We’ll be right there.” See, everybody forgot about the phone. They were so into being trapped that they forgot there was a phone link to the security department. Merely by picking up the phone, they were released from their hostage situation. All the human effort they put forth, banging and yelling, wouldn’t work, but picking up the phone and asking for help did. They had to seek help using the connection.
1. IS YOUR FIRST REACTION TO PANIC OR TO USE THE CONNECTION TO GOD?
2. DO YOU SEEK OTHERS FOR HELP BEFORE SEEKING GOD?