Then He answered them, saying, “Which of you, having a donkey or an ox that has fallen into a pit, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?” Luke 14:5
I’ve used this scripture quite often but not word for word. Most of the time just saying “ox in the ditch” is enough to let someone know you have a problem.
During service yesterday I mentioned to the church that we were continuing to work on Roy’s roof – work started on Friday and Saturday but not finished.
I called it an “ox on the roof”, which generated a little chuckle.
We actually placed that ox in the ditch ourselves when we could not finish the work by the end of the day Saturday. But since most of us work full-time jobs through the week, including Roy, we climbed back up the ladders on Sunday afternoon.
I did not mind helping my Christian brother at all. He is the type to help you at a moment’s notice, as are all the other men that also helped.
God helps you all the time. He never takes a day off or pauses.
Paul said, “For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ So we may boldly say: ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?’” Heb 13:5-6
He never leaves you or forsakes you. He is always a Helper to you no matter what day it is.
He helps you when you become His “ox in the ditch”!