Have you ever seen a brick wall that has begun to crumble? It’s worn and the mortar in between the bricks has begun to disintegrate. When that happens; when a gap appears, fresh mortar must be applied to hold the bricks together. It’s the same in our spiritual world. God as our Father has made us family. He has given us the privilege, when called upon, to be mortar in someone’s life.
We have all experienced situations when it seems our personal worlds are crumbling all around us. The mortar of our resolve has begun to disintegrate. We are weakened. We have been hurt or disappointed. We grieve. We see no way out. We need someone to come and apply fresh mortar. That’s why Father has made us family. When one is wounded, another steps in to hold up weary arms, to wipe away a tear, to speak encouraging words of truth and of God’s love.
It is a need we all have for someone to come and lift up our tired arms. It is a joy to let someone enter our hurting worlds, to speak words of kindness, to lend a practical helping hand.
It is a great sadness when offers of such help are refused. Father wants us to be quick to bear a burden and to be equally quick to share a burden. Crooked places are better made straight when help comes to mend the road. Crumbling walls are made stronger when there are those who come with fresh mortar to fill in the gaps.
I have had precious gap fillers in my life. For each one I remain truly thankful.
“Share each other’s burdens for this is what Christ asks of you and it pleases Him.” Galations 6:2