Humility to receive help

Many are proud to receive help. Some are so adamant that they will rather die than receive help from others. No person is an island. Few have a superiority complex that they do not receive help from those whom they consider inferior. One person (belonging to the so-called high caste) met with an accident and was feeling thirsty and cried for water. When a person rushed to give him water, he refused as the person who extended help was a janitor in uniform, probably belonging to a lower caste.

Incarnation: Lord Jesus Christ set aside His privileges and glory and took the form of a man to redeem humanity. As a new-born baby was vulnerable as any baby was, totally dependent on Mary and Joseph for his provision, protection, and nurture.

Carpenter: Lord Jesus diligently worked as a carpenter as Joseph his step-father was. From the age of 12 until 30 for eighteen years he did the hard work to feed his younger siblings and mother Mary.

Refusal to create bread: Satan tempted Lord Jesus Christ to do a miracle of turning stones into bread. Jesus refused by saying “man shall not live by bread alone but every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.” (Matthew 4:4) Yet, he multiplied five barley loaves and two fish to feed the five thousand. (Matthew 14:13-21)

Humility: Lord Jesus could have created what he needed but was humble to receive help from others. On one occasion he borrowed a coin to answer a difficult question; a boat to preach; a mule to ride; a room to celebrate New Covenant and a tomb to be buried.

Provision for ministry: Lord Jesus was followed by a few female disciples, who would help him with His needs and the needs of male disciples. (Luke 8:1-3) Lord was not ashamed to receive help from women’s disciples.

Church and community: God has created the Church community to be helpful to one another. However, love and humility are the watchwords in a community.

Am I humble to receive help from others as determined by God?