Help Form Above

An old Indian chief loved to talk about how the Lord helped him in life. Everyone on the reservation knew of his constant dependence on the Lord. One day, a young man said to him, "How can you think about Jesus like this when you are surrounded on every side by daily problems'?"

The old chief said nothing, but went right to work gathering grass and straw, arranged it in a circle and placed a little caterpillar in the middle. He then lit the grass. Very soon, the caterpillar panicked and hurried to look for a way out, making a complete circle. It finally realized its hopeless situation. Returning to the center, it lifted its head high, knowing its help must come from above. Just then, the chief stretched out his finger and the little creature crawled up to safety.

I am like this caterpillar," he said. " "When I feel surrounded by trouble, I look up to Jesus in prayer. He reaches down to me and lifts me up out of my distress." That splendid picture is affirmed in Psalm 121:1,2 — "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth."

So don't forget to look up when trouble has got you surrounded.