The last week here in Texas reminded me of how dependent I really am. I can’t fix all of my own problems. You, either? How did we get where we are? I remember that Alex Haley, author of Roots once said, “If you see a turtle on a fencepost, you know for sure he had some help getting there.”
After Israel safely crossed the Red Sea, they found themselves free from the hegemony of the Egyptians. At some point, they might have looked around and said, “How have we gotten here? How will we get these many people into the promised land?” God’s answer is beautiful: “On eagles’ wings.”
Looking back at the hard week behind us, we can say with Israel, “We only got here with God’s help.” Good news: the same strong wings that carried us through the problems of the past are still carrying us today. Our friend and brother Fred Cameron sang this solo beautifully: “And God will raise you up on Eagle’s wings, shelter you in the breath of spring, make you to shine like the Sun and hold you in the palm of his hand.”
Again and again in the last week, God has used good and gracious people to bring us what we needed at the exact moment we needed it. As one turtle on a fence post, looking around at the rest of us, I have to say, “We had some help getting here.” Truth told, God has always been with us. He has carried us since we were born and he will sustain us to the end. He helps us, of course, so that we will help each other.