Last Sunday afternoon, I started to feel a little off. I didn’t want to believe I was getting sick, but I was. There was a time, before I married Kira, when I would eat all kinds of rancid things hiding in the back of my refrigerator. Not surprisingly, that made me pretty ill from time to time. However, when Kira started bringing home foods that had not hit their expiration date, most of those problems went away. So I’m not sure what hit me earlier this week, but it sure knocked me out for about 24 hours. At first, I thought if I could ignore the problem, it would go away. I tried hopping on my bike and going for a quick ten mile ride… Surprisingly, this didn’t help. Instead, I needed was to admit that I needed help from others. That was what really got me though.
There are times I can convince myself I can conquer any problem on my own. However, there are other moments when reality sets in. I realize I need help. This week we are looking at the Lord’s Prayer. This prayer plugs us into a power beyond ourselves. It brings hope, grace, and peace, and these are things I know I need every day. I hope we can all let go of our own selfishness and pride and realize it is okay to ask for help.