Numbers 3:5-6

The Lord said to Moses, “Bring the tribe of Levi and present them to Aaron the priest to assist him.

There was a lot of work to be done in the priests office and not many people to assist with it. Only 3 people at the time were there to help: Aaron and his two sons. God then appointed the tribe of Levi to help Aaron. Aaron was probably confused at how all the work was to get done, but he was reminded that God always provides.

When I think of assist. I think of basketball. An assist is given to someone who passes the ball to someone who takes three dribbles or less and scores. The thing with basketball is you can score without being assisted. This is how many of us feel today. We feel like we have to do life without any help. We feel like we have to figure everything out on our own.

I can’t imagine this was God’s plan. I have been overwhelmingly blessed through community and friendship. I know without it I would be a bit lost and definitely lonely. Community has helped me during struggles and has helped me celebrate my success. It helps you when the weight just feels too heavy. It assists you unconditionally.

Jesus is our ultimate assister. That isn’t a word, but now it is! Jesus is there to carry us when we feel weak. He is there to give us confidence when we are scared. He is there to laugh with us when life is good and comfort us when life is bad. If you haven’t read the poem “Footprints in the sand” google it right now. It will change your perspective on Jesus a bit. I know it has for me.

How does Jesus assist me daily?

How can I assist others more?

Dear Lord, thank you for never leaving us. Help us to rely on you more for the little things in life. Teach us to trust more and worry less. We love you! Amen.

Have a great day!

C. Lyman


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