In the movie The Help, Celia Foote is a lonely young woman struggling with being able to have a baby. She wants desperately to fit in with the other ladies, but always falls short of acquiring their approval. She needed help, she needed friendship. Then along comes Minny Jackson. A woman who is hired as a servant, but soon becomes part of their family. Minny became Celia’s true help, the person who helped her heal and learn and reach her potential. 

We all need help sometimes. Whether we are facing the uncertainty of a doctor’s diagnosis, the hardship of losing a job, the disappointment of broken relationships, or fill in the blank with any other situation you can think of, we need help. We need a “Minny Jackson” to come along and help us pick up the pieces and gain perspective. Even Moses needed help- he grew tired, he was weary, but his “Minny Jacksons” (Aaron and Hur) came along side of him. They held his arms up so that the Israelites could obtain victory. 

What do you need help with in your life today? What areas are you struggling with where you could use a “Minny Jackson?” Seek out those people who will encourage you, challenge you, and help you. Surround yourself with those who will hold your arms up so that you can see victory.  

Psalm 121: 1-2

I look up to the mountains—
    does my help come from there?
 My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth!

Picture taken July 2021, Destin, Fl.

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