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If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Ecclesiastes 4:10 NLT

You may remember the commercial from the 1980s where the elderly woman, Mrs. Fletcher, upon falling, presses her LifeCall alert pendant and tells the dispatcher, "I've fallen, and I can't get up." Within minutes, her loved ones are notified, and emergency personnel are coming. Though the acting in the commercials was contrived and poorly delivered, the message resonated with the aging population of baby boomers.

Long before 24-hour emergency medical response systems, we have the spiritual wisdom from Ecclesiastes. We experience lots of falls in life. They may be physical falls like Mrs. Fletcher's, but often, they may be emotional and spiritual. In those times, we need that helping hand, siblings in Christ who obey his command to love as he has loved them. Those who will listen, sometimes without saying a word, to pray for and with us, and when they speak, to offer encouragement.

Of course, we have another helper, the Holy Spirit; with it, we are never really alone. It is our LifeCall pendant. When we pray, we engage that call button; we connect to Jesus, our 24-hour emergency spiritual response system. Wherever we are, whatever the situation, Jesus is on the other end of the call button, standing ready to respond.

God, thank you for our spiritual LifeCall system, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. By the Holy Spirit, you are present with us always, and Jesus is our Mediator and Savior. Thank you for our siblings, who aid us when we fall, listening with compassion and acting in love. Please help us to be for others what they have been to us. We pray this in Jesus' name. Amen.


Pastor Tim

Link to LifeCall ad.

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