I Fell Down

 

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.” Romans 15:1

 

This is embarrassing to admit.  Sometime ago, I was going to the store to get ingredients for our cookout. I was in a hurry so I just grabbed the first pair of shoes I saw- an old pair that should have been thrown away long ago. While I was heading back to my car, I rushed to avoid an oncoming car and the next I know, I’m on the pavement. There were people in their cars looking at me.  I think some were laughing. Two men opened their door and asked me if I was ok.  I was; only my pride was hurt.

Although I admit to that fall, there are other stories that are hard to admit. Falling into sin can be even more embarrassing and devastating. Many who have fallen into sin find it very hard to come forward.  We tend to believe that since no one saw that sin, they don’t need to come forward. Coming forward after a lesson doesn’t mean it’s the only way to find repentance. It lets your brothers and sisters know that you need help! What Satan does is laugh at you.  He tells you that everyone else will laugh at you for falling so miserably. Don’t believe that! We, as brothers and sisters, need to get out of our comfort zone and go check on the person that fell down. We shouldn’t be bystanders. We need to help them get back on their feet. This is not an option.  According to God, it is the obligation of every Christian