30 Nov Help I’ve Fallen
You know those commercials where the little old lady falls on the floor and cries out, “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” Well, it happened last night to my older sister. She lives alone and fell out of bed. She didn’t have to cry out. She has one of those buttons hanging from her neck. She pressed the button and in a few minutes blue lights were flashing through her front windows. Someone picked the lock on her door and four firemen came in. Gently they picked her up, put her in bed, tucked her in, smoothed her hair and locked the door on the way out. I asked if one of them kissed her goodnight. All she would say was, “I’m not a kiss and tell girl.” I think she had such a good time we might have a problem with her doing it again tonight.
One of my favorite verses comes from the story of Lazarus in John 11. It’s about falling. “After he had said this, he went on to tell them, ‘Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.’” Jesus specializes in picking up the fallen. Whether we have fallen into sin and fallen from grace or have fallen asleep as Lazarus did, Jesus is the fireman to come and rescue. So the big question is did you fall today? Did you need Jesus to pick you up? Of course you did. That was a stupid question. But don’t be tempted to deliberately fall. Remember Romans 6 says, “Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means!” This is such a great truth. I never get over how wonderful, practical and applicable is the Gospel.