During the era of steam locomotives, the railroads used what were
called “helpers.” These were additional engines that were attached
temporarily to a train to provide the necessary extra power and
traction required for climbing a difficult grade. Helper, Utah, a town
along the route of the
from the helper engines kept there to aid trains up over the nearby
7,477 foot high Soldier Summit.
Like those “helper” engines, God is our Helper to aid us over
the rough and steep places of life. “Fear not…I will help thee, saith the
Lord” (Isaiah 41:14) “The Lord…forsaketh not his saints”
(Ps. 37:28) “He shall deliver…him that hath no helper” (Ps. 72:12)
Therefore, “Cast thy burden upon the Lord…” (Ps. 55:22) and “trust
in Him at all times” (Ps. 62:8) for “the Lord shall help…” (Ps.37:40).
I hope I can also be a “Helper Choo-choo” to encourage you
with my prayers and concern as you “stay on track” in your spiritual life
or climb the really “difficult grades” all of us inevitably experience in
our life’s journey.
LIFE is a long haul for which we need extra help from God and from the
prayers of our fellow Christian friends to endure and triumph. Jesus Christ
is our Head Helper. In the words of an old hymn:
“O God, our HELP in ages past, our hope for years to come, our
Shelter from the stormy blast, and our Eternal Home.”
We are part of Christ's Body, His helpers on earth to others. Let’s be
“Helper Choo-choos” to one another today!